Three SUNY Delhi Officers Receive Statewide University Police Awards for Acts of Heroism, Bravery, and Professionalism
Lieutenant Michael O'Donnell, Officer Troy Patterson, and Technical Sergeant Jason Lonecke Recognized
Delhi, NY (11/18/2022) — This week, the State University of New York announced the recipients of the 2022 University Police Awards, the highest recognition by the SUNY Police Chiefs Association. The annual awards honor lieutenants, officers, and staff for their heroic efforts and bravery on campus as well as their professionalism. Three SUNY Delhi officers were honored: Lieutenant Michael O'Donnell and Officer Troy Patterson received the Life Saving Awards, and Officer Troy Patterson and Technical Sergeant Jason Lonecke received the Professional Service Awards.
Lieutenant O'Donnell and Officer Patterson received the Life Saving Award for an incident last December in which they responded to an unresponsive male, assisting with lifesaving efforts and administering two doses of Naloxone. Thanks to their actions, the subject regained consciousness and his life was spared.
Officer Patterson and Technical Sergeant Lonecke received the Professional Service Award for demonstrating command presence when faced with the disorderly aftermath of a violent incident, successfully resolving the situation while protecting all parties.
SUNY Delhi Chief of University Police Martin A. Pettit said, "I am very proud of the actions of our SUNY Delhi department members and the work our department does each and every day. These officers are a credit to our agency and SUNY Delhi as a whole."
About the New York State University Police at Delhi
The New York State University Police at Delhi employs New York State certified professional officers with full police powers. The Department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing foot, vehicle, and bike patrols to all areas of campus. In addition to fulfilling the law enforcement and related community service needs of the campus, the department provides educational crime awareness programs for students.
For more about NYS University Police at Delhi, please call (607) 746-4700, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.delhi.edu/campus-life/police/
For more about the 2022 University Police Awards, please visit https://www.suny.edu/suny-news/press-releases/11-22/11-15-22/upd-awards.html