The Bethlehem Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police Star Lodge #20 proudly announce the annual Memorial and Award Ceremony to be held this Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 7 pm. The location for the event is the Bethlehem Police Memorial wall at the north end of the Fahy Bridge. Each year, this event is held during National Police Week to honor and remember those officers who gave their lives in the performance of their duty. We also take this opportunity to publicly recognize the many outstanding achievements of police officers, other public safety personnel serving our community, as well as citizens who stepped up and made a difference. This year’s event will also include the promotion of two Officers to the rank of Sergeant. This event is open to anyone. Please consider joining us as we celebrate and honor law enforcement officers from Bethlehem and beyond.
The service will begin at 7 pm with a promotion ceremony. Detective Robert Toronzi will be promoted to Detective/Sergeant and Detective Christopher Vasvari will be promoted to Sergeant. Immediately following the promotion will be an awards presentation recognizing officer’s exceptional performance throughout the year. Following the promotion and awards presentation we will recognize each of the six Bethlehem police officers who lost their lives while serving our community. We also recognize officers who have retired from our department and have passed away during the past year.