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​​NYC Police Officer Derek Brown

Police Officer Derek Brown was born, raised and still resides in the Port Richmond area of Staten Island.
He is a graduate of Saint John’s University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Management and Administration.
Officer Brown is an 11-year veteran of the New York City Police Department all of which have been spent serving the community of the 122nd precinct.
Throughout his tenure at the 122nd precinct he has worked on patrol, as part of the precinct based Housing Team, precinct School Safety Team for 6 years and is currently the 122nd Precinct’s Youth Officer.
In 2013, he was the recipient of a Department Commendation for his work during hurricane Sandy where along with his colleagues he performed a water rescue and transported numerous civilians to safety who were stuck in the flood zone.  
Over the last 8 years Officer Brown has worked tirelessly to provide a safe learning environment for the children and teens in the community. He also mentors both children in need and those who are considered to be at risk youths by working with the child and their families directly through a home visit program.
Furthermore, he coordinates and teaches the Too Good for Drugs program which educates children in grades 5, 7 and 9 on the dangers and effects of drugs use to proactively combat the drug epidemic currently affecting our borough.

 He is also an instructor in the NYPD’s Summer Youth Police Academy which is a free program the department offers to keep children in need engaged with the police department and off the street during the summer months.   







NYC Firefighters Michael Luongo & Rob Mitchell


​Fire Fighter Michael Luongo was born and raised in the Huguuenot section of Staten Island,
grandson of retired (now deceased) FDNY Battalion Chief Frank Caltabellotta. Michael graduated
from Tottenville High School and attended East Stroudsberg University before being appointed to
the FDNY in June of 2015.
 After graduating from the FDNY academy he was assigned to Engine 160. Always physically active
and athletic, with a strong passion for football, he played during his school years and still enjoys
playing and helping his two small nephews
 Fire Fighter Rob Mitchell has been a member of the FDNY for the last 15 years. He started his career
in Brooklyn's Engine Company 219 then quickly transferred across the floor to Ladder Company 105
until 2014 when he became a member of Rescue Company 5 where he continues to work today.
 On April 17, 2017 at box 2040 Engine 160 responded to a working fire on the 5th Floor at 145
Lincoln Ave. On arrival while performing exterior size up of the building a victim was spotted in
distress and semi-conscious at a window with heavy dark black smoke pushing overhead.
On April 17, 2017 Fire Fighter Mitchell responded to a working fire at 145 Lincoln Avenue. Fire
Fighter Mitchel searched the smoke-filled fire apartment and located the semiconscious victim at a
window. He assisted the victim onto the Aerial Ladder 6 floors up, and began their descent when
the victim became unconscious.
 As soon as Ladder 82 aerial reached the sill of the window Lt Bottalico of Engine 160 instructed Fire
Fighter Luongo to ascend the ladder.
Fire Fighter Luongo assured the victim that he was coming for him, that he should remain calm and
that he was going to be removed via the aerial ladder. Simultaneously Fire Fighter Rob Mitchell R-5
reached the victim from the interior due to the heavy fire smoke and clutter the victim could not be
removed from the interior.
 Fire Fighter Luongo and Fire Fighter Mitchell removed the victim out of the 6th floor window onto
the aerial, "it is at this time the victim became unconscious and would not have been able to
descend unassisted. Fire Fighter Luongo and Fire Fighter Mitchell worked together to secure the
victim to the stokes basket and carefully lowered him down to safety.
 He was able to hold on to the victim and keep from falling to the ground and waited for assistance
from Fire Fighter Luongo of Engine Company 160. Working together at a precarious height the two
men were able to secure the victim in a stokes basket and bring him safely down the ladder to
awaiting EMS Personnel.

​It is with great honor that we the members of the Kells - Grennie American Legion Post 316 honor
 these two fighters Michael Luongo and Rob Mitchell for their exemplary services to the citizens ofStaten Island



​The members of the Kells - Grennie American  Legion Post 316

would like to thank all those that helped make this very special  evening possible.


Billy Matarazzo

Anthony Reinhart

 Office of NY Senator Andrew Lanza


Elena Brady

Francine Capelli

Office of NY City Councilman Steven Matteo


Jenny Fischman

​Office of Richmond County District Attorney Michael McMahon


Katie Raitz

Intergovernmental Liaison of the Fire Department of the City of New York


Detective Mary Kelly

Police Officer Katrina Selkirk

NY City Police Department 122nd  Precinct

Patrol Borough Staten Island









New York City Emergency Service Technician Lieutenant

​Lieutenant Sheldon Glaubagh began his long and illustrious career 37 years ago on June 16
1980. He was first assigned as a Paramedic for a short time to NYC EMS Station 33 (now
Station 58) before being transferred to Station 3) (now Station 43).
After serving the citizens of Brooklyn with distinction and affecting the outcome of so many
lives as a Paramedic for 13 years, Paramedic Sheldon Glaubagh was promoted to the rank of
Lieutenant. It was in this new title that now Lt. Glaubagh was again assigned to EMS Station 33
(now Station 58) where he continued serving the people of Brooklyn and NYC as a whole with
pride and the utmost of professionalism.
 In 2003 Lt. Glaubagh when he was reassigned to FDNY EMS Station 22. Lt. Glaubagh was an
instant role model and showed just the type of Officer that he was and still is.
Now in his 37'h year of service Lt. Glaubagh still shows the same level of care and compassion
for both the Citizens of New York and his subordinates at FDNY EMS Station 22. Though he
has no plans to retire anytime soon, when that eventuality finally comes it will be a disservice
and great loss for those who work so closely with him.
It is with great honor that we the members of the Kells - Grennie American Legion Post 316
honor Lt. Glaubagh for his exemplary service to the citizens of Brooklyn and Staten Island for
the past 37 years.


DETECTIVE SALVADOR DAVILLA COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 On September 18, 2017 the members of the Kells - Grennie Post  316

honored New York City First Responders from Staten Island.

They were given plaques for their service

Those honored were  as follows.


New York Police Officer Derek Brown 

122 Precint


New York City Fire Fighters

Michael Luongo

Rob Mitchell


New York City Emergency Medical Services

EMT Salvatore Cangelosi

Lieutenant Sheldon Glaubagh


Certificates of Service were also presented from staff members of

Senator Andrew Lanza 

Councilman Steven Matteo 

​District Attorney Michael McMahon 







Emergency Medical Technician​ Salvatore Cangelosi 

​Salvatore Cangelosi was born and raised in the New Springville section of Staten Island. He
aspired to join the FDNY during high school, after taking a course about pre-hospital emergency
care. He was certified to be an Emergency Medical Technician in 2013 and entered Probationary
EMT School on April 18, 2016, hitting the streets of Staten Island in July of the same year.
 He was assigned to EMS Station 22, were he was eager to learn and had a desire to help the
Staten Island community. He quickly learned how to apply his training to aid those in need of
emergency attention both on and off duty. He encompasses compassion while providing patient
care, always treating his patients with dignity and respect, as if they were one of his own family
members. It is evident when EMT Cangelosi enters the room he is excited about his day, ready
to adapt and overcome the challenges he might face.
 EMT Cangelosi really enjoys his job and his future goals are to climb up the ranks within the
Department. However, the most important thing to EMT Salvatore Cangelosi is to make his
parents proud in everything he does.
On May 27, 2017 Emergency Medical Technician Salvatore Cangelosi who was off dutyand in
civilian clothes heard a commotion and someone calling for help in front of a restaurant in which he
was visiting. EMT Salavatore Cangelosi responded to the call for help and found an unconscious
male in front of the building.
EMT Cangelosi immediately sent someone to call 911 for assistance and retrieved his
department issued technician kit from his vehicle. He then returned to the victim to evaluate his condition. EMT Cangelosi quickly recognized that the patient was in
respiratory arrest and while using a "pocket face mask" began delivering rescue breaths
and monitoring the patient until the arrival of responders to continue care.
When the units arrived EMT Cangelosi remained on scene to assist in anyway and
provided a detailed description of the incident prior to the unit's arrival.
It is with great honor that we the members of the Kells - Grennie American Legion Post 316 honor
Emergency Medical Technician Salvatore Cangelosi for his exemplary services to the citizens of
Staten Island. 

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Salvador Davila enlisted in the U.S. Airforce and served proudly from 1960 – 1965. In 1967 Salvador joined the NYPD and attained the rank of detective. In 1987, he retired while serving with the 120th Precinct. From 1987 – 2005 Salvador was a special investigator with the attorney general’s office.

Salvador loved the New Dorp Community where he resided. He also loved soccer and helped found the Staten Island Soccer League and coached the sport and St Charles and St Josephs By the Sea.

In 2004 Salvador joined the Kells – Grennie American Legion Post. In 2006, he became one of the Vice Commanders of the Post and became in charge of the Post 316 Honor Guard and Rifle Squad. Salvador served three years as Post Commander from 2007 – 2010.

After the September 11, 2001 attack Salvador was working as a special investigator at ground zero collecting evidence. A few years later he became very ill from the debris in the air but remained a loyal active member of this Post until his passing on December 22, 2012.Salvador Davila enlisted in the U.S. Airforce and served proudly from 1960 – 1965. In 1967 Salvador joined the NYPD and attained the rank of detective. In 1987, he retired while serving with the 120th Precinct. From 1987 – 2005 Salvador was a special investigator with the attorney general’s office.

Salvador loved the New Dorp Community where he resided. He also loved soccer and helped found the Staten Island Soccer League and coached the sport and St Charles and St Josephs By the Sea.

In 2004 Salvador joined the Kells – Grennie American Legion Post. In 2006, he became one of the Vice Commanders of the Post and became in charge of the Post 316 Honor Guard and Rifle Squad. Salvador served three years as Post Commander from 2007 – 2010.

After the September 11, 2001 attack Salvador was working as a special investigator at ground zero collecting evidence. A few years later he became very ill from the debris in the air but remained a loyal active member of this Post until his passing on December 22, 2012.