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SHAHEEN, AYOTTE, BASS, GUINTA ANNOUNCE RECIPIENTS OF 2012 CONGRESSIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARDS

Ceremony in Concord honors New Hampshire’s outstanding law enforcement personnel

October 9, 2012

CONCORD, NH – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Congressmen Charles F. Bass (R-NH-02) and Frank Guinta (R-NH-01) honored members of New Hampshire’s law enforcement community at a ceremony in Concord on Monday for exemplary service to law enforcement. 

“Every day, we are reminded of the incredible risks and sacrifices made by law enforcement personnel to keep our communities safe.  These heroes deserve our thanks and appreciation for their dedicated service to our state,” said Shaheen, Ayotte, Bass, and Guinta.  “We are truly honored to stand with the citizens of New Hampshire and recognize these officers today for their outstanding efforts.”

The New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Awards were started in 1998 by Bass and former Congressman John E. Sununu.  All New Hampshire law enforcement officers – whether they are serving full- or part-time – are eligible to be nominated for recognition from the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation.  Awardees are selected by an independent committee of law enforcement officers comprised of current and retired federal, state, county, and local officials.

Shaheen, Ayotte, Bass, and Guinta honored the following law enforcement personnel with certificates of recognition on Monday:

 

ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY

This award recognizes the heroism and sacrifice made by officers in extreme circumstances, especially officers who put their lives in harm’s way to help others.

Chief E. Douglas Hackett                               Cornish Police Department

Officer Scott Avedisian                                  Goffstown Police Department

Officer James Lamoureux                               Keene Police Department

Officer Dennis Moriarty                                 Lowell, Mass. Police Department

Officer Daniel Doherty                                   Manchester Police Department

Detective Michael Lavallee                            Manchester Police Department

Officer William Gudzinowicz                        Merrimack Police Department

Officer Phillip Landsteiner                             Merrimack Police Department

Officer Steven Wallin                                     Merrimack Police Department

Trooper First Class Scott Frye                        New Hampshire State Police

Trooper Peter Gilbert                                      New Hampshire State Police

Trooper Chad Lavoie                                      New Hampshire State Police

Lieutenant Gary Fisher                                   Pelham Police Department

Detective James Johnson                                Pelham Police Department

Lieutenant Brian McCarthy                            Pelham Police Department

Sergeant Michael Pickles                                Pelham Police Department

Officer Joseph DeFeudis                                Salem Police Department

Officer Eric Pappalardo                                  Salem Police Department

ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY & CAREER SERVICE AWARD

These two awards are given to officers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others and to recognize individuals who have shown an outstanding dedication to law enforcement over the course of their careers.

Chief Michael P. Maloney                              Greenland Police Department

DEDICATION AND PROFESSIONALISM

This award recognizes law enforcement personnel who go beyond their normal duties in service to others.

Officer Steven Corrigan                                 Keene Police Department

Detective Christopher Gulino                         Keene Police Department

Lieutenant Eli Rivera                                      Keene Police Department

Officer Jason Thompson                                 Keene Police Department

Detective Eric Beland                                     Manchester Police Department

Officer Richard Ell                                         Manchester Police Department

Detective Thomas Gonzales                           Manchester Police Department

Detective Brandon Murphy                            Manchester Police Department

Sergeant Robert Morin                                   Salem Police Department

Officer Kevin Clark                                        Winchester Police Department

Sergeant Scott Hurley                                     Winchester Police Department

UNIT CITATION

This award recognizes actions involving a group of officers in dangerous situations.

Agent Ernie Yerrington                                  Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives

Sergeant Stanley Andrewski                          Claremont Police Department

Officer William Neilsen                                  Claremont Police Department

Sergeant Corey Stevens                                  Cornish Police Department

Special Agent Brian Keefe                             Federal Bureau of Investigation

Detective Lieutenant Carlo Capano               Manchester Police Department

Detective Mathew Larochelle                         Manchester Police Department

Lieutenant Gary Fisher                                   Pelham Police Department

Detective James Johnson                                Pelham Police Department

Sergeant T.J. O’Donnell                                 Pelham Police Department

Chief Joseph Roark                                         Pelham Police Department

ASSOCIATE SERVICE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT

This award recognizes rescue personnel, fire personnel, and civilians who have come to the aid of law enforcement personnel in the course of their duties.

Dispatcher Christopher McKay                      Claremont Police Department

Dispatcher Chris Milton                                  Keene Police Department

Firefighter Keith Knight                                 Manchester Fire Department

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