Utica Police Department awards members at annual ceremony

The Utica Police Department took some time on Thursday to honor its officers for their outstanding efforts to protect and serve the local community.

Posted: May 24, 2018 4:44 PM

UTICA – The Utica Police Department took some time on Thursday to honor its officers for their outstanding efforts to protect and serve the local community.

UPD held its 90th annual award ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Nearly 50 officers were recognized in several different categories, including honorable service and exceptional duty.

Utica Police Chief Mark Williams says the annual ceremony is a way to support and thank their officers.

Here is the complete list of award recipients:

Honorable Service Award
Austin, Officer Joshua
Basler, Officer Dennis
Baye, Officer Brian
Cimpi, Sergeant Joseph
Cinque, Captain Donald
Dewey, Officer Paul
Donaldson, Investigator Aaron
Evans, Officer Christopher
Femia, Officer James
Flo, Officer Michael
Geddes, Sergeant Samuel
Grande, Sergeant Joshua
Holt, Lieutenant James
Hulser, Officer Sean
Kellogg Jr., Officer Ray
Mahay, Officer Michael
Manion, Officer Christopher
Murphy, Officer Kyle
Phillips, Sergeant Keith
Piersall, Officer Kyle
Sheppard, Officer Tyler
Singe, Officer David
Talerico III, Officer Donald
Washington, Investigator Michael

Dziuban, NYSP Trooper Jeremy

Exceptional Duty Award
Dodge, Officer Jordan
Flanagan, Officer Sean
Goldstein, Sergeant Charles
Goldstein, Officer Kayla
Hulser, Officer Sean
Llewellyn, Officer Aaron
Mahaffy, Officer Daniel
Mahay, Officer Michael
Murphy, Officer Kyle
Piersall, Officer Kyle
Seferagic, Officer Serif
Winkler, Officer Benjamin (Posthumous)

Ferriter, NYSP Trooper Stephen

Lifesaving Award
Llewellyn, Officer Aaron

Thomas M. Lindsey Award
Amerosa, Investigator Joseph

Supervisor of the Year
Facciolo, Sergeant Gregory

Chief’s Recognition for Long-Term Service Award
Smith, Investigator Edward

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