Robert Bakos and John Lee 15th Police District Officers of the Year for 2016

Officers Robert Bakos (L) and John Lee

The 15th Police District PDAC (Police District Advisory Council) honored Robert Bakos and John Lee as Officers of the Year for 2016 at a banquet held on January 30th.

The citation noted that they had made 78 ma­jor crime ar­rests, nine ar­rests for fire­arm vi­ol­a­tions, 383 vehicle in­vest­ig­a­tions and 370 ped­es­tri­an in­vest­ig­a­tions. They were the first to respond for 528 po­lice ra­dio calls.

Officer Robert Bakos with wife Nicole and son Brayden at the award banquet.

In addition, Steph­en Bur­goon, Joanne Kitz, An­thony Manes and Mat­thew Nodiff were named officers of the month for December for their work in the arrest of a suspect in a series of robberies.

Businesses were also honored for their support of the 15th District PDAC:  Friends Hospital (4641 Roosevelt Blvd.), Avenue Chiropractic (6233 Frankford Avenue), Lorenzo’s Café Espresso (4741 Princeton Ave.) and Barbera Autoland (7110 E. Roosevelt Blvd.)

There is no argument that Frankford needs effective policing.  You can measure that in a lot of different ways but it comes down to the men and women out on the street who are putting it on the line to make our lives safer.  We thank these officers for their dedication and hard work.