Legislator McCaffrey Honors Law & Order Award Recipients


McCaffrey recently attended a ceremony honoring the recipients.

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McCaffrey presents proclamations to Officer Christopher Marksberry (left) and Officer Terrance Monahan (second from left); Vice Commander Joseph Regina (second from right) looks on.

Photo by: Legislator McCaffrey

West Babylon, NY - March 22, 2016 - On the evening of March 10th, Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst) paid a visit to Sgt. John Sardiello Post 1634 for their 17th Annual Law and Order Awards ceremony.  The event was attended by the proud family and friends of this year’s honorees, in addition to state and local elected officials or their representatives.
Post 1634 holds this annual event as a way to express its great pride in the community.   By putting a spotlight on outstanding citizens that live and/or work in the neighborhood, that sense of pride can be shared by all.  
This year’s honorees included two police officers from the Suffolk County Police Department’s 1st Precinct (Police Officer Christopher Marksberry and Police Officer Terrance Monahan), as well as a long-serving member of the West Babylon Fire Department (Ex-Chief Jerry Owenburg).
During the ceremony, Officers Marksberry and Monahan were praised for their exceptional professionalism that they exhibit on a daily basis, and for their extraordinary roles in fighting crime.  Similarly, Ex-Chief Owenburg was recognized for his significant part in keeping the residents safe over the course of his 40 year career as a volunteer firefighter. 
McCaffrey presents a proclamation to Ex-Chief Jerry Owenburg of the West Babylon Fire Department.
“American Legion Post 1634 did a fine job selecting this year’s honorees for their Annual Law and Order ceremony,” said McCaffrey.  “These individuals from the Suffolk County Police Department and the West Babylon Fire Department represent some of the most dedicated, professional, and caring people among us.  Our lives are certainly more secure thanks to their service.”
Those interested in learning more about the great work of the American Legion can visit their website at Legion.org.  For information about Sgt. John Sardiello Post 1634, they can be reached at: (631) 669-3931.  
Legislator McCaffrey represents Suffolk County’s 14th Legislative District which encompasses the Village of Lindenhurst, Babylon Village, the hamlets of West Babylon and North Lindenhurst, portions of Copiague, North Babylon, and Babylon’s barrier beach communities.