Rome, NY (WIBX) - A Rome senior is the winner of the first annual "Deputy Kurt B. Wyman Memorial Scholarship". Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol says the $500 scholarship was awarded to Danielle Famolaro from Rome Free Academy.

The scholarship is made possible through the New York State Deputies Association. Organizers say the award is to help a local student pursue a criminal justice career. The Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Kurt Wyman who was killed in the line of duty June 7, 2011, during a domestic dispute in the Town of Augusta.

Pictured from left to right are: Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, Mr. & Mrs. Brian and Lynnette Wyman (parents of Deputy Kurt Wyman), Thomas H. Ross, Executive Director of the NYS Deputies Association, Donald Stack, President of the NYS Deputies Association, Danielle Famolaro, Dean Famolaro, and Tara Famolaro. Officials say Danielle is the daughter of Dean and Tara Famolaro. Dean is a member of the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.