By Miriam Rosenberg
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown paid tribute to Capt. Walter Salowski and the hardworking men and women at the 101 Precinct. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg
The 101 Precinct Community Council held its Second Annual Fellowship Luncheon on December 2. Honored at the event were Captain Walter Salowski (commanding officer of the 101 precinct), Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, Executive Director Curtis Archer of the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, retired Police Officer Michael Valentino, retired Police Officer Mary Craine-Bachner, community representative Cornelia (Connie) Taylor and local businessman Alexander Wercberger.
Retired Police Officer Michael Valentino (left), who was the Community Affairs Officer at the 101 until he retired earlier this year, displays his award as he poses with his former partner Detective Willie Olmeda.
|Honoree retired Police Officer Michael Valentino escorts Cornelia Taylor – another honoree – to receive her plaque. Taylor is the president of the New York City Housing Authority Council of Presidents of Queens and is also the president of the Arverne Resident Council at her home in Far Rockaway. Capt. Walter Salowski joins fellow honorees Rockaway resident Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and former Rockaway Weed and Seed Coordinator retired Police Officer Mary Craine-Bachner after the luncheon. Pictured with them are the president of the 101 Community Council Glenda Nesmith and Detective Willie Olmeda of Community Affairs at the 101.Gian Jones (vice president of the 101 Precinct Community Council), Glenda Nesmith (president of the council), and RDRC President Linda Plummer present Curtis Archer (Executive Director of RDRC) with his plaque.|