Presentation of Retirement Plaques
Captain George Rhoades Jr
33 years of service
Lieutenant Thomas Sharp
25 years of service
2016 Marine Corps League Officer of the Year Award
Officer James Taylor
Officer Stephen O’Connor and Officer Michael Taylor
Facing an armed adversary, these officers overcame a perilous encounter by taking swift,
Officer Sean Kenny
Officer Kenny found himself in a deadly encounter as he had come face to face with an
Officer James Taylor
For his selfless actions and rescue of a female who was badly injured while trapped inside a
Commendations of Merit
Officer David Ostien
For his work in the apprehension of a male who was wanted for a sexual assault.
Officer James Hoback
For the peaceful resolution of a potential suicide incident.
Officer Anthony Capodanno and Officer Samuel Ziviello
These officers performed a pedestrian stop on a disorderly male who was found to be in possession
of a firearm.
Officer William Gottsch
During a vehicle stop Officer Gottsch located a large amount of narcotics and a loaded firearm.
Officer Nicholas Lanzetta
While patrolling an area where burglaries had been committed, Officer Lanzetta apprehended a
group of males who had been involved in the incidents.
Officer Robert Marvil
While on patrol, Officer Marvil observed a running vehicle outside a closing business and apprehended a male who was in possession of a mask and handgun.
Officer Michael Begany
For his advance planning and walk through of a business that provided invaluable information
when the business was burglarized a month later.
Officer Randy Desrosiers and Officer Michael Murphy
After numerous carjackings in Upper Darby, Officers Desrosiers and Murphy were assigned to an unmarked car and apprehended males loitering in the area in possession of a rifle and mask.
Officer Jeffrey Thrash, Officer Ryan Wiseley, and Officer Matthew Lynch
After a violent struggle, these officers took an actor wanted for strong arm robbery into custody.
Officer Robert Bennett
For his actions that led to the arrest of a male wanted for armed robbery of a motor vehicle.
Criminal Investigator Michael Pecko and Criminal Investigator Matthew Rowles
These investigators apprehended a male that fit the description of a suspect from a previous
Officer Matthew Rugh
For the apprehension of a suspect wanted for homicide.
Sergeant Louie Panagoplos, Sergeant Timothy Bernhardt, and Criminal Investigator Dustin Clark
For their outstanding work in the investigation of a homicide on the 7000 block of Atlantic.
Life Saving Award
Officer Joseph Mazzone
After responding to a shooting call, Officer Mazzone applied life saving efforts to a
seriously injured male.
Lieutenant Glenn Gamber, Sergeant Michael Williams, Officer Samuel Sproull, Officer Ryan Wisely, Officer Michael Monaghan, Officer Michael DeHoratius, Officer Brian Gieder, Criminal Investigator Dustin Clark, Criminal Investigator Michael Pecko, Criminal Investigator John Cunningham, Officer Robert Bennett, Officer John Donohue, Officer Craig Harlow, Officer Jeffrey Thrash, Officer Wayne Whitlock, Evidence Technician Scott Brookes
For their collective work in the apprehension of two males who were involved in a
Sergeant Scott Lewis, Officer Michael DeHoratius, Officer James Friel, Officer Brian Gieder, Officer Matthew Lynch, Officer Michael Monaghan, Officer Riocard Russell, Officer Jeffrey Thrash, Officer Wayne Whitlock, Officer Ryan Wiseley
The comprehensive, timely actions of the officers resulted in the arrest of a homicide suspect
and security of the crime scene.
Officer Charles Peterson, Officer Robert Marvil, Officer James Lutz, Officer Frank Guille, Officer Michael Murphy, Officer Amanda Sheppard, Officer William Sides, Officer James Taylor, Officer Francis Devine, Criminal Investigator Matthew Rowles, Criminal Investigator Thomas Fitzpatrick, Criminal Investigator Francis George
For their work in the apprehension of a burglary team who had forced their way into a business.
Law Enforcement Award
Officer Robert McCaughan, Clifton Heights Police Department
For the apprehension of a male who had committed a robbery of a female who had won a large sum
of money at a casino.
Mithun Thilagavathi and Sachin Malhotra
For assisting police in rescuing a woman trapped inside a burning residence.
For his professionalism and skillful work as a tow truck operator.
For his contributions to the police department which can only be described as “invaluable”.
For coming to the assistance of a young, pregnant woman who had been attacked from behind.
Upon hearing a disturbance outside his residence, Mr. Lutz rendered first aid to a victim who been seriously injured.
Upon witnessing a strong arm robbery, Mr. Schnepp followed the suspect and called 911 leading
to an arrest.
Officer Samuel Ziviello and Officer Michael Scott
While investigating a disorderly group, a male fled and he was found to be in possession of a large amount of illegal drugs.
Officer Eric Colella
Upon investigating two males who were using drugs, one male fled and led Officer Colella on an extended foot pursuit after which he was assaulted by the subject.
Officer Shawn Webb
Officer Webb located an occupied stolen vehicle from a neighboring town. The actor fled from
the scene and resisted arrest.
Officer Robert Bennett, Officer Michael Monaghan, Criminal Investigator Christopher Karr, Criminal Investigator Edward Silberstein, Criminal Investigator Michael Pecko
For their collective work in apprehending and investigating a residential burglary on the
500 block of Midvale.
Officer Michael DeHoratius, Officer Kevin Donohue, Officer Brian Gieder,
Officer Michael Monaghan
For their response to a man with a gun call and subsequent apprehension of two suspects.
Criminal Investigator Edward Silberstein
For the identification and apprehension of a male who had inappropriately recorded a female victim.
Criminal Investigator Thomas Thompson
While investigating a large brawl outside a bar, Criminal Investigator Thompson uncovered a robbery and arrested two suspects for such.