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The Rochester Police Department and the Locust Club held its 31st annual awards dinner Monday.
The ceremony was held to honor officers and recognize their service to the community. The officers were honored for their acts of bravery and going above and beyond the call of duty.
"It's a very important night for us to have our awards ceremony to recognize our people. As you know, our people go out there on an every day basis, every night basis and do extraordinary things, and very often it goes unrecognized, so we wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge it and to celebrate it," said Chief James Sheppard.
The is the second year the Officer of the Year award was given out.