State Police Honored Troopers, Officers and Civilians today at the State House for Their Service, Bravery, and Lifesaving Acts

Massachusetts State Police Media Release — 05212014 — State Police Honored Troopers, Officers and Civilians today at the State House for Their Service, Bravery, and Lifesaving Acts

 

Earlier today, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and the Massachusetts State Police honored 22 State Police Captains, Lieutenants and Troopers; 5 Fall River Detectives and Police Officers; 3 Brockton Detectives and Police Officers; 1 State Police Dispatcher; 8 Department of Conservation and Recreation Employees; and 7 civilians for outstanding service, bravery and lifesaving acts performed throughout the past year.  One of the notable award recipients was Mr. David Mugar of B4 Productions, responsible for the oversight of the annual Fourth of July extravaganza held in and around the Esplanade.  The award ceremony was held on the Grand Staircase of the State House and was lead by Anne P. Powers, Undersecretary of Law Enforcement, and Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police.

 

The awards presented were as follows:

 

Distinguished Service Award

Mr. Brian D. Egnitz, State Police Program Coordinator III

Ms. Nancy L. Allison-Slater, Administrative Secretary

Mr. David Mugar, B-4 Productions

 

Public Service Award

Ms. Jessica Cremin, B-4 Productions

Ms. Dorreen Dickinson, B-4 Productions

Mr. Richard MacDonald, B-4 Productions

Ms. Pamela Picard, B-4 Productions

Mr. Steven Cyr, Department of Conservation and Recreation

Mr. Nicholas Gove, Department of Conservation and Recreation

Mr. Angelo Tilas, Department of Conservation and Recreation

Mr. Lawrence Callanan, District Forman, Department of Conservation and Recreation

Mr. Michael Cassidy, Facility Supervisor, Department of Conservation and Recreation

Ms. Terri Nista, Program Coordinator, Department of Conservation and Recreation

Ms. Janice Parlon, Special Events Coordinator, Department of Conservation and Recreation

Ms. Cathy Grant, Special Use Permit Coordinator, Department of Conservation and Recreation

 

Lifesaving Award

Mr. Kevin M. Kilmain, State Police Dispatcher II

 

Medal of Lifesaving

Sergeant John J. Goslin, Jr.

Trooper Malachy B. Higgins

Trooper William P. Newton

Trooper Robert W. Ryan

Trooper Erin K. McLaughlin

Trooper Stephen F. Howard

Trooper Kevin A. Owen

Trooper Christopher J. Meleo

Trooper Robert G. Plante

Lieutenant Robert Flynn, Fall River Police Department

Officer Jonathan Ferreira, Fall River Police Department

Officer William A. Martel, Fall River Police Department

Officer Joseph Reed, Fall River Police Department

Officer Michael J. Silvia, Fall River Police Department

 

Medal of Merit

Captain Paul F. D’Amore

Captain Jeanne M. Stewart

Lieutenant James A. Hanlon

Lieutenant Mark D. Horgan

Lieutenant James T. Devlin

Sergeant William P. Qualls

Sergeant David M. Gallagher

Trooper Sean C. Barry

Trooper Michael M. Cutone

Trooper Lawrence W. Kiely

Detective James E. Smith, Brockton Police Department

Officer Francisco Lopez, Brockton Police Department

Officer Peter F. Spillane, Brockton Police Department

 

Medal of Valor

Trooper Erik V. Telford

Trooper Francis M. Walls

Trooper Michael H. Baker

 

Also, Trooper Christopher Dumont was named Trooper of the Year by the American Association of State Troopers.  This distinguished award was presented to by Lieutenant John Bagnardi of the Florida Highway Patrol.  Lt. Bagnardi is also the Chairman of the American Association of State Troopers, Trooper of the Year Committee.

 

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