Celebrating heroism and service to New York City

Bruce Sackman


On September 28, 2017, SPI will be celebrating its 61st Anniversary as New York's premier fraternal organization of professional investigators. This year's dinner theme celebrates heroism and service to our city and country. It has also been 16 years from the horrific events of 9/11, yet health issues still linger for many who were present during and after the attack.

Dr. John Howard serves as the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and as the Special Coordinator to respond to the health effects of the 9/11 attacks. He will be traveling to New York from Washington DC to accept our award and will address the medical issues impacting our heroic first responders. If you or a member of your family has 9/11 health related issues your should not miss this event.

Mitchell Weiss serves as the Liaison to the Chief of Department at the NYPD. Many of you already know Mitch either personally or by reputation. You know that he works tirelessly to improve relations between the police and the community. What you might not know is how hard he works to foster positive relations between the various law enforcement and investigative organizations in our city. He is always making sure that others are rewarded for their hard work and now its his time for recognition.

Capt. Florent Groberg was a criminal justice major before joining the US Army. In 2012, while serving in Afghanistan, his heroic actions, subduing a terrorist bomber, saved the lives of several soldiers. In 2015 he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama. We would be hard pressed to find a better example of post 911 heroism than this outstanding individual. So please join us this most special event. The cut off date is fast approaching and you don't want to miss such a unique and special occasion.

All best,

Bruce Sackman President, SPI