2003-04-19 / Community

Bravest and Finest Honored by Rockaway Chamber

Bravest and Finest Honored by Rockaway Chamber


Police Officers from the 100 Precinct. All smiles, from left to right: P.O. Yvette Irizarry, P.O. Christine Weisenauer, and P.O. Shawline Senior.Police Officers from the 100 Precinct. All smiles, from left to right: P.O. Yvette Irizarry, P.O. Christine Weisenauer, and P.O. Shawline Senior.

The men and women of our local fire and police departments were honored by the Chamber of Commerce, on April 10. The event, sponsored by Allstate In­surance, was held at the Beach Club.


Several honorees stand with Lepore and local North Fork Bank Branch Manager John Hennessey.Several honorees stand with Lepore and local North Fork Bank Branch Manager John Hennessey.100 Precinct Police Officer Michael Syk­ora was honored.100 Precinct Police Officer Michael Syk­ora was honored.

City Councilman Joe Addabbo, Jr., thanks those in uniform for their hard work.City Councilman Joe Addabbo, Jr., thanks those in uniform for their hard work.Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer spe­aks to the gathering of firefighters, pol­ice officers, their families, local representatives, and others.Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer spe­aks to the gathering of firefighters, pol­ice officers, their families, local representatives, and others.

City Councilman James Sanders thanks the bravest and finest, and wins the crowd over by promising to be brief.City Councilman James Sanders thanks the bravest and finest, and wins the crowd over by promising to be brief.Rockaway Chamber of Commerce President John Lepore, left, and New York City Fire Department Lieut­enant Kevin Kelly of Engine Company 264.Rockaway Chamber of Commerce President John Lepore, left, and New York City Fire Department Lieut­enant Kevin Kelly of Engine Company 264.

Firefighter William McAuley, of Engine Company 328, attended with his daughter Brittany.Firefighter William McAuley, of Engine Company 328, attended with his daughter Brittany.Linda Elsasser, left, and Carol Breen, representing Pen­insula Hospital.Linda Elsasser, left, and Carol Breen, representing Pen­insula Hospital.

101 Precinct Police Officer Christopher Jordan speaks as he is honored.101 Precinct Police Officer Christopher Jordan speaks as he is honored.New York City Police Department Dep­uty Inspector Kenneth Lindahl, left, and Lepore.New York City Police Department Dep­uty Inspector Kenneth Lindahl, left, and Lepore.

Thomas Lawless, Commanding Officer Patrol Borough Queens South, and Rock­away Chamber of Commerce Exec­utive Director Liz Sulik share a laugh.Thomas Lawless, Commanding Officer Patrol Borough Queens South, and Rock­away Chamber of Commerce Exec­utive Director Liz Sulik share a laugh.Retired Transit District 23 Captain Bren­dan Keeney, who worked for 20 years in transit enforcement, shares a lighter moment with the audience as Transit 23’s current Captain, Mark Wat­en­berg, in­troduces him at the podium.Retired Transit District 23 Captain Bren­dan Keeney, who worked for 20 years in transit enforcement, shares a lighter moment with the audience as Transit 23’s current Captain, Mark Wat­en­berg, in­troduces him at the podium.

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