Syracuse, NY (WIBX) - Retired New Hartford Police Investigator Rick Salamone and Oneida County Sheriff's Deputy David Nowakowski have received the 2011 Wallie Howard, Jr. Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement.

Salamone and Nowakowski were recognized for their work on New Hartford Police officer Joseph Corr's homicide investigation from 2006 to 2010.

The award was presented recently in Syracuse.

It's the first time in the history of the award that more than one member of law enforcement was a recipient during the same year.