Manchester Officer Recognized with Queen City Rotary Award

MANCHESTER, NH- On Thursday, May 30, 2013, the Queen City Rotary of Manchester awarded its annual Police Officer of the Year Award to Lt. Peter Favreau, a 23 year veteran of law enforcement.  Queen City Rotarian and retired Manchester Police Chief  John Jaskolka, established the award to recognize local law enforcement officers who go above and beyond the call of duty to enhance the lives of local youth.

In his nomination letter to the Rotary, Manchester Police Captain Bob Cunha recounted Lt. Favreau’s outstanding professional career and commitment to the Manchester Department and the citizens of Manchester, noting Pete’s commitment to his community stretches beyond all that he contributes in the line of duty.     He was a member of the group that founded the “Battle of the Badges”, the annual police v. fire exhibition hockey game that has raised nearly one-million dollars for CHaD.   Lieutenant Favreau has not only helped organize and promote the event but has also played in the game as a team captain.   He also helped founded the CHaD Police v. Fire Softball Tournament in 2009, raising thousands of dollars for CHaD.   Peter, his wife Amy and his daughter Emily have also participated in the CHaD read-a-thon, where Emily has coordinated fundraising for the event and been named the event’s official spokesperson.

A competitive tri-athlete, Lt. Favreau will use his participation in these events to further raise funds for CHaD, where he also serves as a current member of the “Friends of CHaD” board of directors, responsible for coordinating many fundraising activities throughout the year to raise money for CHaD.

In addition, Peter Favreau has been involved in a number of other activities that benefit the youth in our community and the community as a whole, coaching a number of youth sports including NH Avalanche hockey, East Little League, Manchester Girls Softball, YMCA Tiger Sharks and St Joseph’s Junior High School.  He has also volunteered for a number of other charitable organizations including MPAL, Manchester Police Relief, Special Olympics and the Relay for Life.

Capt Cunha concluded, “Peter Favreau’s accomplishments as a law enforcement officer and the impressive list of his volunteer and fundraising efforts illustrate why Peter Favreau is truly deserving of the Queen City Rotary Police Officer of the Year Award.  He clearly represents the ideal of “service above self” and can stand as an example to all of that ideal.”