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Cuba Police Department recognizes outstanding officers


Whitesville native Brad “B.J.” Howe receives multiple commendations, Seth Farrand is Officer of the year

By Michael T. Baldwin

Each year the Cuba Police Department hosts an award ceremony that recognizes staff who have excelled in our department.

This years recipients are as follows:

Officer Aaron Wight – Top Shot Award

Officer Tyler Phillippi – Community Service Award

Sergeant Brad Howe – Leadership Award and Top Shot

Officer Seth Farrand – Officer of the Year


The department recognized Officer Kendra Waters for her achievements on International Women’s Day,

“Today is International Women’s Day, a time to join together and celebrate the social, economic and political achievements of women worldwide. The Cuba Police Department honors the contributions and achievements of the women who have served our community both past and present and we thank them all for their service!”

“B.J” Howe was also in the news for helping to stop someone from burning down the Palmer Opera House. Investigator Galaito was also honored for his work:

“On Saturday night(March 5) members of the Cuba Police Department had the privilege of attending the Cuba Chamber of Commerce 2022 Annual Awards Dinner. During that dinner the Police Department was recognized by the Cuba Chamber of Commerce with a Civic Organization Award.

The Police Department also received special recognition from Congressman Tom Reed, Senator George Borrello and Assemblyman Joseph Giglio. Sergeant Howe was also honored with an exemplary service award for his role in stopping an attempted arson of the Palmer Opera House. We would like to say thank you for the special recognition from all of these organizations and dignitaries, it is truly our pleasure to serve in such a great community. Pictured here is Sergeant Howe and Investigator Galatio with awards that were presented to the Police Department.”

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