Sheriff Clarke to Receive Person of the Year Award
Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. was selected to receive the 2016 Person of the Year Award from the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.
According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, he will travel to New York to accept the award.
The NYC PBA is the largest municipal police union in the nation and represents nearly 50,000 active and retired NYC police officers.
It is also the largest and the oldest of the NYPD’s five police unions, each of which represents NYPD members of a specific rank, up to the rank of Inspector.
Sheriff Clarke said, “I don’t do this for awards, however, when an organization of my peers recognizes my commitment to defending the institution of policing in America, and to the nearly 900,000 police officers nationwide who are on the front lines every day making their communities a safer place for all people, this award takes on special meaning. I am humbled, yet honored, to receive this designation from the largest union of police officers, both active and retired, of America’s iconic law enforcement agency – the NYPD. I accept this award on behalf of every law enforcement officer who serves and protects their community with integrity, honor, courage and commitment throughout the United States.”