More than 20 UPD officers awarded for outstanding service

UPD held its 91st annual award ceremony at the Delta Hotels by Marriott.

Posted: May 23, 2019 12:08 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The Utica Police Department took the time to honor their officers for their outstanding effort to protect and serve the community.

UPD held its 91st annual award ceremony at the Delta Hotels by Marriott.

More than 20 officers were recognized in several different categories, including Honorable Service and Exceptional Duty. There were also awards for Lifesaving, Unit Citation, the Ed Ruffing/Ken Schaaf Superior Officer of the Year and the Thomas Lindsey Award.

Chief Mark Williams says it's a way support and thank our officers.

“I’m hoping the get the public recognition they deserve but also that their own administration is recognizing their efforts to make it safe for everyone in the community,” Williams said.

The full list of honorees were:

Honorable Service:
Officer Patrick Murphy
Sergeant Frank Searchilli
Officer Sean Bubnis
Officer Zackary Ambrose
Officer Tyler Mowers
Sergeant Charles Goldstein
Officer Tyler Sheppard
Officer Kyle Murphy
Office Dennis Basler
Officer Ray Kellogg
Officer Paul Dewey
Officer Kyle Piersall

Exceptional Duty:
Officer Joshua Harrington
Officer Patrick Murphy
Officer Brian Baye
Officer Sean Bubnis
Officer Matthew Schiavi
Investigator Peter Paladino

Lifesaving:
Officer Christopher Manion

Ed Ruffing/Ken Schaaf Superior Officer of the Year:
Lieutenant Bryan Coromoto

Unit Citation:
Officer Jimmy Dongsavanh
Officer Alex Castilla

Thomas Lindsey:
Officer Michael Washington

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