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ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY
November 6, 2013
Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award
The Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award recognizes pioneering leadership in the field of criminal justice. The award honors the history of the Crime Commission as it traces its roots back to the late 1800s, when the New York Society for the Prevention of Crime helped bring down Tammany Hall and install Theodore Roosevelt as president of the New York City Board of Police Commissioners.
In 2013, the Crime Commission honored legendary former New York County District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau. In his nine terms in office, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office conducted roughly 3.5 million criminal prosecutions, helping to reduce homicides in New York County by over 90%.
The event was held overlooking the city on the 35th floor of the Mutual of America building, where representatives from New York City's law enforcement community, including the NYPD, DEA, ATF, FBI, and the NY State District Attorneys Association, joined the Crime Commission in paying tribute to Mr. Morgenthau.
Former New York County District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau receives the Crime Commission's Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award presented by Crime Commission Board Member Richard H. Girgenti and Crime Commission President Richard M. Aborn
Crime Commission President Richard M. Aborn welcomes guests and Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award recipient Robert M. Morgenthau to the commission's Annual Award Ceremony
Chief of Patrol James Hall presents Robert M. Morgenthau with a plaque from the NYPD
Special Agent in Charge Leo Taddeo presents Robert M. Morgenthau with a certificate from the FBI
Special Agent in Charge Brian Crowell presents Robert M. Morgenthau with an award from the DEA
Special Agent in Charge Tom Cannon presents Robert M. Morgenthau with an award from the ATF
Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson presents Robert M. Morgenthau with a plaque from the New York State District Attorneys Association
Honoree Robert M. Morgenthau addresses guests
Crime Commission Board Members J. Brendan Ryan and Lewis Rice with Robert M. Morgenthau
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, former NYPD Commission William Bratton, and Crime Commission President Richard M. Aborn
Gala Committee Co-Chair Judge Barbara S. Jones and honoree Robert M. Morgenthau
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