MOUNT VERNON - Police Week continues across the country and more heroes were honored across the Hudson Valley yesterday.
The City of Mount Vernon recognized officers during a ceremony yesterday in front of City Hall. Forty officers and two civilians were honored for their outstanding efforts to protect their community in 2013. "And so as we remember our fallen, we also pause to recognize some of the selfless acts of courage and intelligence police work," says Police Commissioner Terrance Raynor.
In New Rochelle, dozens gathered to acknowledge the honorable men and women of the police force for their bravery and going above and beyond the call of duty. The ceremony held last night at the Greentree Country Club credited the men and women in blue for protecting the city's 78,000 residents. "I admire what you do, I admire how you have done it and I thank you for the extraordinary service you have rendered to this community day in and day out," says Mayor Noam Bramson.
And in the city of Yonkers yesterday, the police honor guard marched in procession for a special ceremony at Ridge Hill. Developers of the outdoor shopping spot and city officials presented a plaque to the police commissioner. "Recognition is very important to us, especially during police week and having the support of the mayor, deputy mayor, business community really makes the difficult job a little bit easier for us to do. So thank you so much, it means very much to us," says Commissioner Charles Gardner.
National Police Week runs until Saturday.