ANNUAL WEST PALM BEACH POLICE AWARDS
Honoring Distinguished Service in 2022 by Police Personnel
Sunday, March 5, 2023 Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts,
West Palm Beach
THE FUND for West Palm Beach Police supports public safety programs that keep the quality of life in the city at the highest level. The Police Awards promote excellence in police performance by honoring distinguished service. Over 400 hundred guests, including police personnel, their spouses, and Donor Members of THE FUND attended a buffet brunch at the Kravis Center followed by a ceremony when police received citations, medals, trophies, and cash awards.
All police personnel were invited as guests of THE FUND. The event was chaired by Bill Bone who also served as Master of Ceremonies in his singular style. The ballroom was fashioned with spring floral arrangements of tulips and lilies that were given to the officers in attendance.
Event highlights include Police Chief Frank Adderley presenting Tactical Lifesaving Medals to 11 officers. The award is named for Anthony Testa, an officer and decorated Afghanistan war veteran who died in 2021. Recipients were Yanko Abreu, Cassandra Bogaert, Jeremy Boykins, Nelson Caceres, Lyndon Charles, Austin Danielovich, Ismael Flores, Willy Louis, Albert McCarthy, Hector Perdigon, and Hannah Skotzke.
Al Adelson, Chair of THE FUND, presented THE FUND Award to Sergeant Chris Nagel; Mayor Keith James presented the Community Outreach Award to Officer Angel Vargas; Thomas Gravina presented the Civilian of the Year Award to Crime Analyst, AnnMarie Almaguer; Thomas Zacharias presented the Civilian Supervisor of the Year Award to Evidence Supervisor, Liset Lowe; Patrick Harrison presented the Investigator of the Year Award to Detective Christian Tomas; Joe Plumeri presented the Sworn Supervisor of the Year Award to Sergeant Deanna Rideau; and Robert Garvy presented Officer of the Year Award to Officer Michael Borgen.
All Award recipients were chosen independently of THE FUND by the Police Awards Committee, chaired by Lt. Sterling Kihei.
Programs sponsored by THE FUND include Cops & Scholars, Run with the Cops, Shop with a Cop, Community Events Trailer, Tamarind Slam, Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway, and Operation “Push”.