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THE LEWIS REGISTRY HUMANITARIAN AWARD
RECOGNIZING STELLAR OFFICERS
The LEWIS Registry will present an annual award on to a current or former member of law enforcement who has exemplified stellar character and a commitment to fostering a better justice system in the spirit of The LEWIS Registry's ethos. Former New York police detective Frank Serpico, who was immortalized by Al Pacino in the 1973 film Serpico and is known for shedding light on police corruption at great risk to his own livelihood, was named the first-ever recipient of the award in 2021. LEWIS Registry Co-Founders Dr. Güez Salinas and Dr. Erroll Southers selected Serpico for his brave deeds and continued efforts towards the eradication of police corruption.
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A PEEK AT THE AWARD...
“I have often stated the importance of recognizing Lamplighter-Whistle Blowers for their sacrifice and service as pillars of the community,“ said Serpico. “I am privileged to be able to accept this prestigious award in honor of whistle blowers past, present and future the world over.”
"Serving as a peace officer is an honor that comes with tremendous social responsibility. We expect those who hold this place in society to possess a level of discernment and restraint higher than the citizens they protect and serve. Officers who go above and beyond this standard deserve to be recognized."
-DR. GÜEZ SALINAS, LEWIS Co-founder and Executive Director
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