2006-05-05 / Community

By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor
101 Precinct,Walter Salowski Honored By US Post Office

Officers of the 101 Precinct watch as their commanding officer is honored. Officers of the 101 Precinct watch as their commanding officer is honored. A special stamp cache was dedicated to the 101 Precinct and its commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Walter Salowski on April 27.

"In the four years since Deputy Inspector Salowski has been here, the crime reduction rate in the Rockaways has been drastic, and the things that he has done for the community has been dramatic," said Scott Klein of the Far Rockaway post office. "Today we decided to turn the 101 Precinct into a 'Stop The Family Violence' post office with a special dedication and cancellation in honor of Deputy Inspector Salowski."

Rockaway postmaster George Buonocore told Salowski "I personally want to thank you for everything you have done for the community and the post office." Buonocore said the cache would be on sale at all Rockaway post offices during the month of May. He also expects stamp collectors worldwide to send in for caches to add to their collections. "Stop the violence. You know that's our business," said Salowski in thanking the post office for the honor. "Everyone is giving me alcolades, but I would be nothing without everyone in this room - every cop and every citizen in this precinct."

In thanking the post office, Salowski said it was because of the work of his talented team at the precinct that domestic violence has been reduced. Also pictured is Rockaway postmaster Buonocore. In thanking the post office, Salowski said it was because of the work of his talented team at the precinct that domestic violence has been reduced. Also pictured is Rockaway postmaster Buonocore. Salowski continued by saying "We can't stop what we are doing. We have to keep moving forward."

Salowski has been the commanding officer at the precinct since October 2003 after being the executive officer since 2002. According to NYPD Compstat crime figures, since this time last year, crime in the 101 Precinct has gone down almost 3 percent. Over the last five years it has gone down almost 54 percent.

Klein said the 'Stop The Violence' stamp is one of three current semipostal stamps, which carry no denomination. Their amount is the current postage plus added funds for a special event. The others are for breast cancer and 9/11. In what may be a twist of fate for the community, it was learned earlier this week that Salowski was transferred out of the 101 Precinct.

Rockaway postmaster George Buonocore holds up the cache honoring the Deputy Inspector and the 101 Precinct. The caches will be on sale throughout the month of May at area post offices. Rockaway postmaster George Buonocore holds up the cache honoring the Deputy Inspector and the 101 Precinct. The caches will be on sale throughout the month of May at area post offices. Salowski (left) stands by as Buonocore presents him with a plaque commemorating the day. Salowski (left) stands by as Buonocore presents him with a plaque commemorating the day. Pictured by the stamp poster that will be hung at the precinct are the post office's Scott Klein, Detective Willie Olmeda, postmaster Buonocore, Deputy Inspector Salowski, president of the 101 Precinct Community Council Gian Jones and Officer Dennis Lewis. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Pictured by the stamp poster that will be hung at the precinct are the post office's Scott Klein, Detective Willie Olmeda, postmaster Buonocore, Deputy Inspector Salowski, president of the 101 Precinct Community Council Gian Jones and Officer Dennis Lewis. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg

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