Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Face of Freedom ~ Officer Susan Porcello


Officer Susan Porcello
New York City Police Department

My friend, Marcus (A Soldier's Perspective) told me about this amazing American, Officer Susan Porcello. She is a finalist in the AMW All-Star competition and we can vote for her HERE. We can vote once a day now through May 4. Her concern for an elderly and lonely veteran is moving and a reminder that we can all do more. Let's say thank you to her!

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Officer Susan Porcello was responding to a 9-1-1 call regarding an elderly man sick at his home. After assisting him she befriended retired USMC PFC Gasper Musso and for the next six months, she along with her patrol partner provided what he needed to care for himself. He had no other family members alive and so Officer Susan Porcello and her partner took it upon themselves to have the resident honored and received full military burial privileges upon his passing away in November 2008.

In addition, she provided for his wake, the mass and final burial at her own expense. In December 2008 Officer Porcello received the Public Servant of the Year Award from Little Italy Merchant Association (LIMA) and she also received the Rocco Laurie Memorial Award for outstanding police work for the demonstration of compassion and dedication to retired USMC PFC Gasper Musso in Life and Death. She recently received THE SHIELDS of Long Island award for Police Officer of the month for her ability, courage and understanding, which have won the respect, confidence and admiration of her fellow police officers.

Officer Susan Porcello became a member of New York finest as a patrol officer in July 1998. After graduating the academy she was assigned to field training at the 68th precinct. Her trainings include cobra auto and motorcycle crime, CIMS, and is currently assigned to the Truancy Community Affairs Division. She is also a liaison between the public schools, district attorney office and the Board of Education. She has numerous memberships that include NRA, My Soldier Program, National Columbia Association, Policewomen's Endowment Association, Fraternal Order of Police Memorial lodge # 100 and she is a PBA union delegate for the Police Department. She is also a member of the polar bear club of Coney Island and the Society of Val Trebbia and Val Nure.

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Please vote today at http://www.amw.com/allstar/2009/nominee_detail.cfm?id=7061
And while you are there, watch the video of her story.

Bloggers - can you help spread the word about this woman who helped a Marine veteran? Feel free to copy and paste.

4 comments:

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks for the awesome post, Flag Gazer. I voted just now, and I'll get you linked up on one of my roundups and more!

Shane said...

Inspiring story gazer, and worth the time to vote for her.

There are so many people out there alone like Gasper Musso - a man who offered up his life to defend this country, who carried his responsibilities and worked his whole life only to fade away. Most like him die forgotten - but not Mr. Musso.

There are still good people out there - let's not forget that! Susan Porcello is one of them!

Douglas V. Gibbs said...

Gonna post it on Political Pistachio too. Thanks, great one to share. Voted.

x_dhimmi said...

I am happy to vote for Officer Porcello today and for the next six days.