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.
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.