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NYIT to Honor Local Law Enforcement Officials

Old Westbury, N.Y.  (April 11, 2012) – New York Institute of Technology will honor seven law enforcement officials from Old Westbury and Old Brookville – including a sergeant who saved a heart attack victim  ΜΆ  for their distinguished service to the community.

NYIT will present awards at the university’s Police Appreciation Day at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion next Wednesday.  Among those honored at the noon ceremony will be Old Brookville Police Department Sgt. Michael Clarke, who resuscitated a man in Oyster Bay suffering from cardiac arrest, and Old Westbury Police Department Det. Edward B. Kehoe, Jr., who has made many arrests and solved more than 90 percent of his cases.
"NYIT’s Old Westbury campus, which has land in both Old Westbury and Brookville, has been recognized as one of the safest campuses in the country,” said Niyazi Bodur, NYIT’s vice president of information technology and infrastructure.  “We would like to acknowledge and show our appreciation to the police departments that help us to achieve this distinction every day."
Old Brookville resident John Schmitt, a former New York Jets center and Super Bowl III winner, will present the awards.
In addition to Clarke and Kehoe, NYIT will present a Distinguished Service Award to retired Sergeant Thomas Egan of the Old Brookville Police Department, and to Lt. James Mayberry and Lt. Dennis McCavera of the Old Westbury Police Department.  Egan served in the department for more than 35 years; Mayberry and McCavera, who are still active members of the Old Westbury Police Department, have served 35 and 31 years respectively.  NYIT will award honorable mention recognition to Old Brookville Police Officer Michael Colello and Old Westbury Police Officer Charles Cromer.
Several high-ranking Nassau County police officials plan to attend and salute their counterparts in the local departments.  The awardees also will receive citations from government officials.
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