When Southampton Town Police Officer Michael Walsh pulled over vehicle that had excessive tinted windows Oct. 17 on Flanders Road in Riverside, he soon learned the driver was also in possession of weapons and drugs.
It wasn’t just the time he and another officer rescued a man from a burning mobile home that earned Officer Anthony Montalbano the Riverhead Police Benevolent Association’s “Cop of the Year” award. READ
Highlights of the good work conducted this year by the Riverhead Town Police Department include rescuing a sleeping man from a burning mobile home, helping a group of stranded teenagers and hiring its first full-time cop of Hispanic heritage.
Riverhead Town police officer Anthony Montalbano has only been on the force since 2013, but he already had something in common with 35-year veteran officer James Lydon before Sunday afternoon.
A Riverhead man was rescued from a fire Sunday by two Riverhead Town police officers, according to a press release.