Badge of Honor Association 2018 Policeman's Ball

The Badge of Honor Association is putting on its annual Policeman’s Ball to honor Officers involved in critical incidents and fallen Officers as well as raise funds for the programs that support them.

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About the Badge of Honor Association

The Badge of Honor Association (BOHA) is a 100% volunteer run organization that supports more than 25,000 Officers across 28 counties in Western and Central, New York.

Together, we provide much needed support for Officers who are involved in critical incidents by donating financially and providing counseling, education, and a network of support.

BOHA also provides support for children who have lost a parent or guardian in the line of duty.

Sponsorships and donations are needed to support the costs of this year’s Policeman’s Ball as well as fund our ongoing programs throughout the year.

2018 BOHA Policeman's Ball Details


June 2, 2018


Buffalo, NY



Who Can Attend

Law Enforcement Officers and Supporters, Tickets are priced at $75


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Fallen Officers to be Honored at the 2018 Policeman’s Ball 

Killed in the Line of Duty Officer Craig Lehner

Killed in the Line of Duty

NYS Trooper Joel Davis

Buffalo PD

Officer Joe Acquino

Officer Jasmine Olmstead

Officer Justin Tedesco

Onondaga County

Detective Sergeant Jeremy Young

Detective Joseph Ingram

Deputy Danielle Podejko

NFTA Police

Officer Robert Gawlak

Officer Nicholas Cacciatore

Steuben County

K9 Sgt. Shawn Shutt

Lieutenant Brian Logsdon


Officer Adrian Smith

Officer Patrick Johnson

NYS Trooper

Jeffery Shiposh

Cheektowaga Police

Lt. Anthony Filipski


Lt. Saun Domino


Officer Morgan Flickner

Hamburg Police

Officer William Stowell

Wayne County

Deputy Thomas Munzert

Rochester Police

Investigator Scott Ferro

Syracuse Officers

Rodney Fitzgerald

Leonard Brown

Jacob Breen

Michael Smith

Officers Involved in Critical Incidents 

to be Honored at the 2018 BOHA Ball 

Officer Lehner joined the Buffalo Police Department in 2008. Lehner began his career within the E District, stationed on Bailey Avenue, he joined the K-9 Unit in 2016 with his his four-legged partner, Shield. Craig and Shield were insperable. "Craig had a magnetic personality," said Retired New York Army National Guard Sergeant Major Mark Sorrentino. "After only meeting him for a few minutes, you knew this kid was special. There was a drive about him. It just made you want to do better, to fight longer, to do one more push-up, to run faster, to just do better than you did yesterday. (

Trooper Davis spent 10 years as a Deputy at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office before becoming a Trooper. He was just about to hit five years with the State Police. He married his high school sweetheart, went into law enforcement in the area where he grew up, and he raised his three children there. Davis was the commissioner of the Evans Mills Youth Baseball League where he taught community children the basics of baseball, from T-ball to fast-pitch, and helped organize the teams and kept the league on track. Davis was a devoted man, and his family was everything to him. (

Niagara Falls Police

Animal Control Officer Dave Bower

Erie County

Deputy Richard Lundberg 

Ontario County

Christopher Brizendine 

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