Beyond the Badge 2011 Posted in News on Thursday, December 1st, 2011


“I will come to this event every year, it’s such a great way to celebrate Dave’s memory!”

“What a truly deserving guy!

These are just a few of the comments we heard about the Beyond the Badge Gala, held on November 5th, 2011 at DeSales University.  The Petzold Foundation would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU! to all of the attendees, sponsors, speakers and volunteers for making this event so special!

The evening began with cocktails, music, food and fellowship as guests were welcomed to the second annual Beyond the Badge Gala.  After a wonderfully prepared sit down dinner, guest welcomed key note speaker; SSA Brian Herrick from the FBI Cyber Crime Unit in Philadelphia.  SSA Herrick along with Joe Pochron, Commanding Officer of the Officer David M. Petzold Digital Forensics Lab discussed the role of cyber crime in our country, our county, and in our own communities.  The pinnacle point of the evening was the presentation of the “Beyond the Badge Award for Outstanding Community Service” to Gerard Cozzolino.  Gerry has dedicated more than 40 years of service to the Upper Saucon Fire and Ambulance Corps and to Upper Saucon Township and surrounding areas.   We are truly blessed to have people like Gerry working amongst us.  The evening concluded with dancing and amazing music by Bigg Romeo!   We hope all of you had a night to remember, we know that we did!

We hope to see you all next year on November 10th, 2012!  Mark your calendar’s now!  11/10/12

Click here to see Gerry’s Nomination and Award Video

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