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Law enforcement officials honored for work on Wameling case

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Local law enforcement officials were honored with the 2013 Oneida County District Attorney Distinguished Law Enforcement Officer Award for their work on the Levon Wameling case, Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara announced.

During a luncheon award ceremony, McNamara acknowledged the efforts of all the individuals who committed time and energy to the homicide investigation into the baby's death.

Those honored include:

From Utica Police Department: Capt. Michael Zdanowicz, Investigator Robert Kopek, Investigator Terrance Oczkowski, Sgt. Lori Anne Cozza, Investigator Salih Rizvanovic, who was the case agent, Investigator Michael Curley, Sgt. Mark Fields, Investigator Trish Nicholson, Investigator Patrick Bick, Officer Paul Paladino, Sgt. Brian Coromoto and Sgt. Gregory Facciolo.

From the Federal Bureau of Investigation: Special Agent Peter Fitzgerald.

From the New York State Police: Major Thomas Marmion, Capt. Francis Coots, Lt. John Durling, Investigator Jim Martin, Investigator Guy LaGatta, Investigator Scott Rachon, Investigator Al Nitti, Investigator Mike Benedetto and Investigator Jim Jecko. Several members of the state police's dive team were also honored, including: Trooper Kristopher Harris, Trooper Joseph Lamardo, Trooper Paul Darmoody, Trooper Jared Hogan, Trooper Greg Eberl and Trooper Andy Hill, who located and recovered the baby's remains.

From the district attorney's office: Chief Investigator Nicholas LoConte, Investigator Richard Ferrucci, First Assistant Michael Coluzza, Felony Bureau Chief Laurie Lisi, who was the lead prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Kara Wilson, Assistant District Attorney Todd Carville, Narcotics Bureau Chief Grant Garramone and Victim Witness Coordinator Jennifer Dormio.

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