The Saratoga Springs Police Department held its annual award ceremony today in City Hall. Recipients were recognized for their outstanding contributions to law enforcement efforts in 2009 and included members of the department, the NY State Police, and several private citizens.
Additionally, Patrolman Keith Pellegri was awarded posthumously the Legion of Honor resulting from his forced retirement due to severe injuries suffered in the line-of-duty stemming from a 2006 motor vehicle crash.
This section contains short narratives outlining the specific acts of each honoree. All are to be commended for their professionalism, commitment to the law enforcement profession and in the case of our citizens, their willingness to become involved. It is with everyone's help that we serve as a community police department.
Trooper Galcik's actions and assistance to SSPD members in this case directly resulted in the successful resolution to a potentially very violent situation and helped to earn him the Distinguished Service Award.
Officer Pellegri passed away tragically and unexpectedly in June, 2010. He left behind a loving family, including his wife, Doreen, his children Andrew and Alexandra, his parents Joseph and Nikki, and his sister Terry.