MALONE - Malone hosted the annual New York State Police Troop B Awards and Retirement Ceremony yesterday, with seven sworn members and civilian staff and seven recently retired members honored with plaques and letters.
The Malone area is a part of Troop Bs zone 1, whose Trooper of the Year is David M. Constanty. The Zone 2, Canton, receipient was Scott J. Freeman, and zone 3, Ray Brook, was Christopher N. Bogart. Michael J. Keniston was honored as Trooper of the Year at headquarters.
Non-commissioned Officer of the Year was Sergeant Chad K. Niles.
The Bureau of Criminal Identification Unit of the Year was the Troop B Narcotics Enforcement Unit. Civilian Employee of the Year was Barbara L. Buckley. Honored retirees included Zone Sergeant Stephen T. Weightman, Investigator John D. Minder, Investigator Jerome E. Miner, Investigator Gary P. Snell, Trooper Michael J. Dolan, Trooper Lisa J. Whitmarsh, and Communications Specialist Michael L. McMahon.
New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. DAmico and Troop B Commander Major Richard C. Smith Jr. presented recipients with the gifts acknowledging the dedicated performance of duty.