Police Officer Anthony Gallo was honored with the 106th Precinct’s Cop of the Month award for his seizure of a loaded firearm last month and the arrest of the alleged gunman.
According to Deputy Inspector Thomas Pascale, the precinct’s commanding officer, Gallo responded to a report of a dispute inside a restaurant in the vicinity of 131st Street and Liberty Avenue in South Richmond Hill on May 10 at 2 a.m.
Once inside the restaurant, Gallo spotted a 23-year-old male with a 9mm loaded firearm. Gallo was able to tactfully and safely remove the firearm from the individual with no injuries to any police officers or civilians.
Presenting the award to Gallo at the 106th Precinct Community Council meeting on June 12 are Frank Dardani, the community council’s president, left, and Pascale.