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 Police Department, Patrolman Louis J. Cioci

Patrolman Cioci was recognized for his actions in responding to an incident during which a gunman executed a fellow Johnson City police officer and then opened fire on a busy street. He is credited with preventing the shooter from harming civilians who were caught in the midst of a chaotic and dangerous event.