The Police Officer of the Year Award
The Police Officer of the Year Award provides statewide recognition of the police officer or officers who have demonstrated exceptional valor in service to the people of New York State, thereby upholding the highest traditions of law enforcement.
2014 Recipient: Johnson City Patrolman Louis J. Cioci
Patrolman Cioci was recognized for his actions in response to a March 31, 2014, incident in which a gunman killed a fellow Johnson City police officer and then opened fire on a busy street. He is credited with preventing the shooter from harming civilians caught in the midst of the dangerous event.