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National Police Defense Foundation’s 2017 Annual Awards Dinner

  • Russo’s on the Bay 162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard Howard Beach, NY, 11414 United States (map)

Dear NPDF Member & Supporter:

You are cordially invited to celebrate the National Police Defense Foundation’s 2017 Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 6 PM at Russo’s on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard, Howard Beach, N.Y. 11414. The NPDF Executive Board is honored to announce the following distinguished honorees that are well deserving of recognition.

Last Year's Person of the Year Award went to our own Ocean County Prosecutor, Joseph D. Coronato,


Person of the Year:

Michael Essig, President
New York State Fraternal Order of Police

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Bridget G. Brennan
NYC Special Narcotics Prosecutor

President's Award:

SAC Bruce Sackman (Ret)
U.S. Veterans Administration, OIG
President, Society of Professional Investigators

Citizen's Valor Award:

Thomas Yoxall
Hero Citizen Saves Life of State Trooper

Distinguished Member Award:

Lt. Karl Milligan (Ret)
Prince George's Country Police Department

Our annual awards dinner helps fund the NPDF and its many charitable endeavors. One such program is “Operation Kids”, a multi-faceted child safety program that provides lifesaving medical treatment for critically ill children. In fact, $25 from each paid ticket sold will be donated to Operation Kids.

The NPDF annual awards dinner is our major fundraiser, therefore, please support our efforts. The ticket cost is $125 and includes the infamous “Russo’s on the Bay” enhanced cocktail hour, open bar, full course dinner and entertainment.

A special thank you to the companies who have already made a generous donation to the

ORDER TICKETS EARLY!! It is expected that tickets will sell out rather quickly. There will be no tickets sold at the door, nor reservations taken without advanced payment. It’s simple, tickets can be purchased by using the form below, calling our toll-free number 877-325-KIDS or by downloading the 2017 Awards Dinner Application


The NPDF mission statement is to “Protect & Support” the interests of law enforcement officers. Too often, dedicated law enforcement officials are victimized by criminal elements that fabricate allegations of misconduct. When the NPDF suspects that an officer is being unjustly prosecuted or has been falsely convicted it will support the efforts of the officer for complete vindication. The NPDF will also consider establishing a legal defense fund wherein 100% of the tax-deductible donations can go to the officer’s defense. The NPDF has been credited for exposing many of these injustices on national news shows, such as 60 Minutes, NBC Dateline, Fox News, and CNN among others.