Robert Black Award

A photo of Officer Robert Black and the Robert Black Award medal.
Officer Robert Black was killed in action on Friday, November 27, 1925 by a bank robber near the intersection of Chestnut Street and Main Street. Each year, the Officers of the Andover Police Department vote on the recipient of the "Officer of the Year" award named in his honor.

Past Recipients


  • 2015: Sgt. Christopher Moore
  • 2014: Officer Robin Cataldo
  • 2013: Officer Kevin Aufeiro
  • 2012: Officer Michael Connor
  • 2011: Officer Frank Fitzpatrick and Officer Gregory Scott
  • 2010: Officer Joseph Magliozzi
  • 2009: Officer Kevin Burke
  • 2007: Officer David Carriere, Officer Michael Lane, Officer Edward Guy and Officer Evan Robitaille
  • 2006: Officer Robin Cataldo
  • 2005: Officer Charles Heseltine
  • 2004: Sergeant John Pathiakis
  • 2003: Officer Joseph Magliozzi
  • 2002: Sergeant James Hashem
  • 2001: Officer Michael Lane
  • 2000: Lieutenant William MacKenzie and Officer Henry Picard
  • 1999: Sergeant John Bernhardt
  • 1998: Lieutenant Richard Enos
  • 1997: Sergeant Brian Pattullo
  • 1996: Officer Charles Heseltine

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