Each year for nearly the past half-century, the Kiwanis Club of Southampton has honored police officers with its Officer of the Year awards. Originally, the club recognized only Southampton police officers, but later expanded the event to include all East End departments. READ
For the second time in two years, Southold Town Police Officer John Crosser received his department’s Officer of the Year award for his role in a water rescue, according to Police Chief Martin Flatley.
The award was announced and presented to Mr. Crosser at Friday’s police awards ceremony at the Sea Star Ballroom in Riverhead. The ceremony is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Southampton, which originally recognized only Southampton police officers but later expanded the awards to include all East End departments. READ
Around 3:10 a.m. on a freezing Friday morning in March, Southold police received a call from a young woman saying her friend was stuck in the water somewhere in Greenport.
Officer John Crosser grabbed waders on the way to the scene March 4 and entered the chilly water after locating a 21-year-old man struggling in the water.