Irish American Police Officers Association Announces 2019 Award Recipients

Irish American Police Officers
Association of Massachusetts
3 Brighton St.
Belmont, MA 02478

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Irish American Police Officers Association Announces 2019 Award Recipients

BELMONT– The Irish American Police Officers Association (IAPOA) is pleased to announce its plans to recognize dozens of local law enforcement officers for their outstanding service this May at its annual awards dinner.

The 20th Annual IAPOA awards dinner will be held on Saturday, May 4 at the Malden Irish American Club Hall. There will be approximately 50 awards given to members of police departments throughout Massachusetts at the event, honoring those individuals for various acts of Valor, Life Saving, Investigations, Meritorious Service, Community Service and Humanitarian work.

“These award recipients have exhibited a remarkable dedication to serving and protecting their communities, and have gone above and beyond to perform police work of the highest quality,” said IAPOA President Robert Sweetland. “This awards dinner is a wonderful way to recognize and celebrate their efforts, and to honor the men and women that keep our communities safe every day.”

Family, colleagues, friends, and police leaders from across the state will be present at the awards dinner to honor the award recipients for their outstanding work.

The IAPOA’s most prestigious award, the Medal of Honor, will be presented posthumously to Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon and Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna. Sgt. Gannon was killed in the line of duty in April 2018, and Sgt. Chesna was killed in the line of duty in July 2018.

Winthrop Police Detective Michael Delehanty has also been chosen to receive the Community Service award posthumously.

Other award recipients include:

  • Investigative Award: Somerville Police Officer Devin Schneider
  • Investigative Award: Somerville Police Detective Stephen M. Jones
  • Investigative Award: Boston Police Lt. Detective Charles Wilson
  • Investigative Award: Boston Police Detective David Juba
  • Investigative Award: Boston Police Detective Stephen Morash
  • Investigative Award: Boston Police Sgt. Detective Michael Talbot
  • Investigative Award: Boston Police Sgt. Detective Paul McLaughlin
  • Life Saving Award: Malden Police Officer Katelyn Murphy
  • Live Saving Award: Malden Police Officer Noelle Bowie-Pierce
  • Valor and Life Saving Awards: Springfield Police Officer Daniel Moynahan
  • Valor and Life Saving Awards: Springfield Police Officer Joseph Levesque
  • Valor and Life Saving Awards: Springfield Police Officer David Santiago
  • Investigations Award: Wayland Police Detective Sgt. Jamie Berger
  • Valor Award: Falmouth Police Officer Ryan Moore
  • Valor Award: Falmouth Police Officer Donald DeMiranda
  • Life Saving Award: Quincy Police Officer Cheryl Potter
  • Life Saving Award: Quincy Police Officer Michael Sullivan
  • Medal of Valor: Weymouth Police Sgt. Kevin Malloy
  • Medal of Valor: Weymouth Police Officer Sean Murphy
  • Medal of Valor: Weymouth Police Detective Paul Donnelly
  • Medal of Valor: Weymouth Police Officer Nicholas Marini
  • Medal of Valor: Weymouth Police Officer James Mullin
  • Medal of Valor: Weymouth Police Officer Jeremy Russell
  • Medal of Valor: Weymouth Police Officer Michael Masciovecchio
  • Valor Award: Yarmouth Police Officer Chris VanNess
  • Valor Award: Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Geary
  • Valor Award: Yarmouth Police K-9 Nero
  • Valor Award: Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section Sgt. Michael Turgeon
  • Meritorious Award: Chelsea Police Officer Deryn DiOrio
  • Meritorious Award: Chelsea Police Officer Bryan Hernandez
  • Life Saving Award: Chelsea Police Officer Christopher Troisi
  • Life Saving Award: Chelsea Police Officer Thomas Riley
  • Life Saving Award: Chelsea Police Officer Matthew O’Flaherty
  • Sean A. Collier Civillian Support Award: Civilian Tomas MacCormaic
  • Investigations Award: Boston University Police Sgt. Paul Arnold
  • Investigations Award: Boston University Police Detective Christopher O’Shea
  • Investigations Award: Boston University Police Officer Brandon Stone
  • Life Saving Award: Massachusetts State Police Trooper Michael M. Murphy
  • Humanitarian Award: Retired Yarmouth Police Officer Peter B. McClelland
  • Investigations Award: Cambridge Police Detective Kenneth Mui
  • Investigations Award: Cambridge Police Detective Michael Logan
  • Meritorious Award: Canton Police Sgt. Paul Digiampietro
  • Meritorious Award: Canton Police Detective Kevin Albert
  • Meritorious Award: Canton Police Officer Eric Wade
  • Meritorious Award: Canton Police Officer Johnathon McCourt
  • Meritorious Award: Canton Police Officer James Galanis
  • Meritorious Award: Canton Police Officer Sean Goode
  • Humanitarian Award: Retired Watertown Police Detective David Collins

Tickets to the 2019 IAPOA awards dinner are $45 each, and can be purchased by  emailing a check to the IAPOA at 3 Brighton St., Belmont or by emailing [email protected]

The awards dinner sells out of tickets each year, and the IAPOA encourages those interested in attending to purchase theirs soon. No tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the day of the event.

Businesses, individuals, and organizations are also welcome to sponsor the awards dinner, and can do so by emailing [email protected]

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