It is not often that police officers get the recognition that they deserve, according to the president of a local civic group who organizes awards for outstanding cops.
Joe Iaboni, president of the Jamaica Rotary Club, holds a monthly meeting to honor the cops who keep the communities of southern Queens safe.
“We are very proud to have you [the police] protecting our communities the way they do,” Iaboni said. “You all show great commitment and dedication. Your names are synonymous with the word ‘hero.’”
Police officers from the 102nd, 103rd 106th and 113th precincts were honored at the meeting on Wednesday. Each precinct honored officers who showed outstanding work during the months of August and September and helped to keep the community they patrol safe.
“This is a great occasion where I get to honor the men and women that I am so proud to lead,” said Assistant Chief David Barrere, commanding officer of Patrol Borough Queens South. “They all do tremendous work for our community.”
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