STAMFORD, Conn. -- The 2013 Stamford Police Association's annual awards dinner will feature former Los Angeles Police Chief and New York Police Commissioner William J. Bratton as the keynote speaker.
The Officer of the Year awards dinner begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Waters Edge at Giovanni's at 2748 Post Road in Darien. It "will honor the work of the city’s police officers who help make Stamford one of America’s safest large cities," according to a news release from Stamford Police.
Honorees at the ceremony are 2013 Officer of the Year Seth O’Brien, 2013 Civilian Award winner Sam Cingari and about 80 other officers and their families, according to the release.
"Officer Seth O’Brien, a nine-year veteran of the Stamford Police Department, has worked in the Patrol Division and the Narcotics and Organized Crime Units," according to the release. "In 2009, he was one of two officers selected to re-establish the department’s K-9 Unit after a 25-year absence. Officer O’Brien is one of only four officers in the State of Connecticut that can certify K-9 teams for the National Police Canine Association. Officer O’Brien has also worked closely with the Fairfield, Westport and Norwalk departments to train and certify their K-9 teams."
Stamford Police Association President Sgt. Joseph Kennedy said he was pleased that Bratton would be the ceremony's keynote speaker.
“This is always a popular event that draws big names who recognize the amazing job Stamford police officers do in keeping the city one of America’s safest places to live and work," Kennedy said in the release.