(February 19, 2014) – The Ocean City Knights of Columbus held their annual award ceremony on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Among their top honors, such as Firefighter of the Year, EMT of the Year, Teacher of the Year and Couple of the Year, the Knights of Columbus awarded Ocean City Officer Daniel McBride with the prestigious title of Officer of the Year.
“Even as a young officer, Ofc. McBride is extremely deserving of this award,” said Chief Ross Buzzuro. “Ofc. McBride is a rising star in our department. He is responsible for removing numerous drugs and weapons from the streets of Ocean City and he excels in his duties every day.”
Ofc. McBride is originally from McKeesport, PA. He joined the OCPD full time in 2012 after two summers as a seasonal officer. Ofc. McBride is a domestic violence investigator and member of the Recruiting Team. He is often detailed to plain clothes operations and seatbelt enforcement details because of his success. He is currently assigned to the Patrol Division’s Day Watch.
In addition to being named the 2013 Officer of the Year by the Knights of Columbus, Ofc. McBride was recently a finalist for the Neighborhood Watch Officer of the Year.
“I am deeply honored to receive this award,” Ofc. McBride said. “This has really been a great year for me and I am proud to work for the team that is the Ocean City Police Department. Our officers strive to give their best each and every day and I wouldn’t be anywhere without my fellow officers. I would like to thank Chief Buzzuro, all my fellow officers and, of course, the Knights of Columbus for this award.”