2017 Annual Awards Dinner

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.



Person of the Year Michael Essig, President
New York State Fraternal Order of Police
Lifetime Achievement AwardBridget 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 Chinese Auction.


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

Select Amount of Tickets

If you are unable to attend, you can show your support to the National Police Defense Foundation and our honorees by taking an advertisement in our journal or by making a 100% tax-deductible donation.

Fraternally yours,

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Joseph Occhipinti
Executive Director