2005-04-29 / Community

Rockaway’s First Responders Shine Bright


The Rockaway Chamber of Commerce held its annual Bravest and Finest Awards luncheon honoring local police, fire department and emergency medical service personnel last Thursday afternoon. The luncheon was sponsored by Allstate Insurance, American Airlines and Keyspan Energy and was held at Russo’s on the Bay. Photo:  Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, left, Dominic Chianese aka Tony’s Soprano’s Uncle Junior and Rockaway Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joanie Omeste pose for a photo.The Rockaway Chamber of Commerce held its annual Bravest and Finest Awards luncheon honoring local police, fire department and emergency medical service personnel last Thursday afternoon. The luncheon was sponsored by Allstate Insurance, American Airlines and Keyspan Energy and was held at Russo’s on the Bay. Photo: Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, left, Dominic Chianese aka Tony’s Soprano’s Uncle Junior and Rockaway Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joanie Omeste pose for a photo.Police from the 101 Precinct, from front to back, Detective Olmeda, Lieutenant Lamboy, Lieutenant Brabant, Lieutenant Barreto and Sergeant Morris.Police from the 101 Precinct, from front to back, Detective Olmeda, Lieutenant Lamboy, Lieutenant Brabant, Lieutenant Barreto and Sergeant Morris.Chief Michael McGrath introduces the fire department’s honorees.Chief Michael McGrath introduces the fire department’s honorees.Assemblywoman Michelle Titus brought the house down when she said police, fire and EMS workers deserve a better contract.Assemblywoman Michelle Titus brought the house down when she said police, fire and EMS workers deserve a better contract.Assemblymembers Michelle Titus, left, and Audrey Pheffer, sit with mainland Democratic District Leader Frank Gulluscio.Assemblymembers Michelle Titus, left, and Audrey Pheffer, sit with mainland Democratic District Leader Frank Gulluscio.100 Precinct Police Officer Ragab uses his cell phone to snap a photo of Sopranos star Dominic Chianese.100 Precinct Police Officer Ragab uses his cell phone to snap a photo of Sopranos star Dominic Chianese.100 Precinct honoree Sawline Senior, who would also win a trip to St. Maarten courtesy of American Express, picks up her award.100 Precinct honoree Sawline Senior, who would also win a trip to St. Maarten courtesy of American Express, picks up her award.Department of Parks and Recreation Queens Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, left, City Councilman Joseph Addabbo, Jr. and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall pose for The Wave’s camera.Department of Parks and Recreation Queens Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, left, City Councilman Joseph Addabbo, Jr. and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall pose for The Wave’s camera.Chamber of Commerce President John Lepore welcomes everyone to the annual Bravest and Finest luncheon sponsored by the Chamber and Allstate.Chamber of Commerce President John Lepore welcomes everyone to the annual Bravest and Finest luncheon sponsored by the Chamber and Allstate.Group photo time! Rockaway’s bravest show their camaraderie.Group photo time! Rockaway’s bravest show their camaraderie.Queens Borough President Helen Marshall helps Chamber President John Lepore with the raffle.Queens Borough President Helen Marshall helps Chamber President John Lepore with the raffle.101 Precinct honoree Police Officer Tara Hansen flashes a smile as she stands at the podium.101 Precinct honoree Police Officer Tara Hansen flashes a smile as she stands at the podium.

Return to top


Email Us
Contact Us

Copyright 1999 - 2014 Wave Publishing Co. All Rights Reserved

Neighborhoods | History