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1991 Detective Sergeant Joseph A. LaRosa, Hamburg Police Department
1992 Officer Lawrence J. Metlak, Buffalo Police Department
1993 Officer Victor A. DeSimone, Buffalo Police Department
1994 Officer Robert Quintana, Buffalo Police Department
1995 Lieutenant Albert Damiani, Buffalo Police Department
1996 Lieutenant Kenneth M. Bienko, Buffalo Police Department
1997 Detective Vincent Pupo, Jr., Erie County Sheriff
1998 Deputy David R. Carlson, Erie County Sheriff
1999 Officer Michael N. Martinez, Buffalo Police Department
2000 Officer Gregory Handgis, Buffalo Police Department
2002 Trooper John C. Morrow, New York State Police
2003 Detective Sergeant Michael N. Torrillo, New York State Police
2004 NYS Trooper Monte A. Trimble, New York State Police
2006 Lieutenant Joseph A. Buccilli, Orchard Park Police Department
2007 K-9 Officer Steven D. Ritchie, Lockport Police Department
2008 Trooper Michael J. Niezgoda, Jr., New York State Police
2010 Trooper John M. Spero, New York State Police
2011 Lieutenant Cheryl Rucinski of the Cheektowaga Police Department
2012 Lieutenant David Schuman, Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office
2016 Captain Eric L. Laughton
2017 Officer Michael Hoffman
2018 Trooper Sean Pierce


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