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.

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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How can you make a difference?

The Badge of Honor Association is looking for sponsorships and donations for the 2018 Ball. 100% of your donation will go directly to BOHA and programs that support their mission. No donation is too small.

The list of 2018 Sponsors includes: ConServe, L-Tron, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Reeds Jenss, FM Communications Inc, Canandaigua National Bank and Trust, Delaware North, Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning, West Herr, Mauire, Maxwell Murphy Attorneys at Law, 585 Rochester Pedal Tours, LNB Banking, Cheektowaga Eagles, Federal Eastern, BPD C District, Bubbas Landscaping.

Killed in the Line of Duty Officer Craig Lehner

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. (

Killed in the Line of Duty NYS Trooper Joel Davis

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. (

Officers Involved in Critical Incidents to be Honored at the 2018 Ball


Officer Morgan Flickner



Officer Adrian Smith

Officer Patrick Johnson



Lt. Saun Domino


NYS Trooper

Jeffery Shiposh


Rochester Police

Investigator Scott Ferro


Wayne County

Deputy Thomas Munzert

Buffalo PD

Officer Joe Acquino

Officer Jasmine Olmstead

Officer Justin Tedesco


Erie County

Deputy Richard Lundberg 


NFTA Police

Officer Robert Gawlak

Officer Nicholas Cacciatore


Onondaga County

Detective Sergeant Jeremy Young  

Detective Joseph Ingram

Deputy Danielle Podejko


Steuben County

K9 Sgt. Shawn Shutt

Lieutenant Brian Logsdon

Cheektowaga Police

Lt. Anthony Filipski


Hamburg Police

Officer William Stowell


Niagara Falls Police

Animal Control Officer Dave Bower


Ontario County

Christopher Brizendine 


Syracuse Officers

Rodney Fitzgerald

Leonard Brown

Jacob Breen

Michael Smith

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