Middletown officer Evan Barone received the 2020 New York State Police Officer Medal of Valor from Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado at the Paramount Theatre on Nov. 2.
Barone is the first Middletown officer to get the award since its inception in 1984.
“I am incredibly grateful for this amazing, prestigious, and honorable work. I am also grateful to be alive—I am incredibly thankful for that,” Barone said after receiving the award.
On Aug. 29, 2020, Barone, a 26-year-old neighborhood enhancement officer, was patrolling alone in a marked police car when he was flagged down by a female resident who said her former boyfriend had entered her Myrtle Avenue house without permission and she needed help….
Source: The Epoch Times