Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano honored Kristopher Kozlowski, an off duty Muttontown Police Officer, and his neighbor Michael Frisone, both Bethpage residents, for stopping a burglary in progress. The County Executive presented them both with citations for their commendable actions, on Monday, February 6th at the Nassau County Police Academy in Massapequa Park.
On December 27th, shortly after 12pm, Kris Kozlowski was off duty at his home in Bethpage when his wife, Sarah, mentioned a suspicious person in the neighborhood. He went out to search the area, and found the defendant about to smash a neighbor’s window with a cinderblock in order to gain entry to the home. Officer Kozlowski was able to stop the defendant and hold him with the assistance of his neighbor, Michael Frisone, until NCPD arrived. The defendant was then placed under arrest, and upon further investigation, was determined to have been responsible for three additional burglaries.
Pictured from left to right: Julie Albernas, Muttontown Police Commissioner and Trustee; Phillip Pulaski, Muttontown Chief of Police; Julianne Wesley Beckerman, Mayor, Village of Muttontown; Honoree Kristopher Kozlowski, Muttontown Police Officer; Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano; Honoree Michael Frisone, Bethpage resident; Patrick Ryder, Deputy Commissioner, Nassau County Police Department