Cop of the Year Archives - New York City Police Foundation

2016 Gala

04.8.2016
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2016 Gala

The New York City Police Foundation hosted its 2016 Gala on Thursday, April 7, at the Waldorf Astoria, where the Foundation, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton honored Brian Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America, and paid tribute to members of the NYPD who have served with distinction.

“Now, perhaps more than ever, it is imperative that the NYPD receives all of the resources it needs to keep New York City the safest big city in the world,” said Susan Birnbaum, President & CEO of the New York City Police Foundation. “We […]

2015 Gala

05.7.2015
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2015 Gala

The New York City Police Foundation hosted its annual fundraising gala tonight at the Waldorf Astoria, where the Foundation and Police Commissioner William Bratton honored Laurence Fink, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Blackrock, and paid tribute to members of the NYPD who have served with distinction.

“New York City would not be the safest big city in the world without people like Laurence Fink whose generosity and commitment to the NYPD we are proud to salute tonight,” said Susan Birnbaum, President & CEO of the New York City Police Foundation. “We are extremely grateful for his […]

2013 Cop of the Year

04.4.2013
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2013 Cop of the Year Det. Ivan Marcano

One heroic police officer who was shot in the line of duty is being honored this year.

Detective Ivan Marcano: On October 24, 2012, at approximately 6:30 pm, off-duty Police Officer Ivan Marcano was driving with his girlfriend through the University Heights section of the Bronx. He was in the passenger seat when his girlfriend noticed two men robbing a third. Officer Marcano told his girlfriend to call 911 as he got out of their car with his gun and shield and identified himself to the suspects as a cop.

As soon as he did, one […]

2012 Cops of the Year

05.30.2012
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Two heroic police officers who were shot in the line of duty were honored this year.

Detective Kevin Brennan: On January 31, 2012, Det. Kevin Brennan and two other plainclothes officers responded to a call of “shots fired” at a housing project in Bushwick, Brooklyn. As the officers arrived, they saw three men fleeing and raced in pursuit. One of the suspects, who had been wanted in connection with a New Year’s Day killing, led Det. Brennan into the back of the building. The two struggled, and Brennan was shot in the head at point blank range […]