42 NYPD officers honored in annual Medal Day ceremony
Officer Alain Schaberger, who fell to his death March 13 last year while arresting a domestic violence suspect in Brooklyn, and 22-veteran Det. Peter Figoski, who was killed Dec. 12 when he was ambushed by a burglary suspect in Queens, were among the 42 NYPD officers honored Tuesday at the annual Medal Day ceremony at One Police Plaza.
Family members of Schaberger and Figoski received Medals of Honor, the NYPD's highest award. Figoski's partner, Det. Glenn Estrada, who released the suspect with whom he was grappling to tackle Figoski's assailant, received the Medal of Valor.
"The members of the department being recognized today possess honor and courage in abundance," said NYPD Police Commissioner Kelly. "Honor, as exemplified by their dedication to serving the public, combined with the courage to confront violent criminals and face life-threatening situations," said Kelly.