EMTD Giovanni Tumbaco, center, who was deployed to the World Trade Center on September 11, and who was in the second ambulance to arrive on scene after the crash of flight 587, was honored.
Captain Karl Kramer, recently retired from Engine Company 265, stands with John Hennessy.
100 Precinct Police Officers Louis Brust and Claudette Gibson.
City Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr., left, and Curtis Archer, Executive Director of the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation were there to applaud Rockaway’s bravest and finest. Addabbo presented each honoree with a certificate of appreciation from the City Council.
Rabbi Melvyn May, of West End Temple, who gave the benediction, and Brother Tom Trager, Executive Director of the St. John’s Residence for Boys.
Peninsula Hospital’s Liz Sulik, left, West End Realty’s Barbara Morris, center standing, Borough President Helen Marshall, center seated, and JoAnn Shapiro, from State Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer’s office, right, sat together at the luncheon. Sulik was widely credited for the success of the event, which she coordinated in her former role at the Chamber.
All of the honorees and stand with the Chamber of Commerce representatives after the awards ceremony.
These are the two officers who immediately collared one suspect and helped detectives quickly arrest the other, following the armed robbery/murder of a young father in Far Rockaway the day after last Thanksgiving.
A gas main that was broken by a construction company putting in new lines in the area tied up traffic on Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 69 Street on Wednesday afternoon. Although LIPA engineers were on site, the backhoe hit the line, causing it to split open. Local residents say that this is not the first time in past months that this has happened on the same project.