Deputy Inspector Robert Johnsen, commanding officer of the 69th Precinct, address crowd at Medal and Family Appreciation Day ceremony last Saturday. Seated (left to right are:Brooklyn South Executive Officer Deputy Chief James Secreto, NYPDCommissioner Raymond Kelly, Msgr. David Cassato of St. Athanasius Church, who gave the invocation, and Assemblyman Frank Seddio. Photos by Philip Robinson
The 69th Precinct held its annual Medal and Family Appreciation Day ceremony last Sunday at the Midget Squadron Yacht Club on Paerdegat Ave-nue North. The yearly event honors the precinct’s officers with awards and me-dals recognizing their outstanding service.
69th Pct. Administrative AssistantMargaret Huang shows off award for her distinguished service as Deputy Chief Secreto, Deputy Inspector Johnsen and Commissioner Kelly look on.
The various awards are sponsored by local politicians—State Senator John Sampson, Assemblyman Frank Seddio and Councilman Lew Fidler—and the precinct’s Community Council, among others.
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond E. Kelly was a special guest.
|Sergeant Raymond Singletary holds Cop of the Month award and is flanked by Secreto, Johnsen and Kelly.
Officer Ron Mentore was honored as the precinct’s Rookie of the Year, with Secreto, Johnsen and Kelly standing with him.
Police Officer Peter Hofflinger holds his daughter while his son displays dad’s Meritorious Service award as Secreto, Johnsen and Kelly join him.