The 20th Annual IAPOA awards dinner was held on Saturday, May 4 at the Malden Irish American Club Hall. There weremore than four dozen awards given to members of police departments throughout Massachusetts at the event, honoring those individuals for various acts of Valor, Life Saving, Investigations, Meritorious Service, Community Service and Humanitarian work.
IAPOA’s Medal of Honor was also be presented posthumously to Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon and Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna. Sgt. Gannon was killed in the line of duty in April 2018, and Sgt. Chesna was killed in the line of duty in July 2018.