2019 Annual Awards Dinner

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Russo’s on the Bay, Howard Beach, New York

6:00 p.m. “Enhanced” Cocktail Hour


• “Operation Kids” Program • Life Saving Operations for Critically Ill Children

• Periodic Rewards for Missing Children • Free Child Fingerprint Program

• Scholarship Program • Project Pedophile



Dear NPDF Member & Supporter:

You are cordially invited to celebrate the National Police Defense Foundation’s 2019 Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 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 well deserving of recognition.



Person of the Year Chief Paul M. Cell, President
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
Lifetime Achievement AwardNYPD Deputy Commissioner Joseph Reznick
President's Award Patrick P. O’Carroll, Executive Director
Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association
Citizen of the Year Award 11-year-old Tyler Carach AKA “The Donut Boy”
Distinguished Member Award NPDF Delegate Craig McGraw
Operation Kids Humanitarian Awards Hon. David Paterson, 55th New York Governor
Francesca M. Teconi, President
Children’s Skin Disease Foundation


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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 also 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, dinner and entertainment.

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 calling our toll-free number 877-325-KIDS or by using the secure payment form.

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 download here) or by making a 100% tax-deductible donation. 

Fraternally yours,

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Joseph Occhipinti
Executive Director