Salem Police Detective Named Law Officer of the Year

Salem Police Detective Robert Farah, left, is pinned at a ceremony in Manchester on Sunday by David Hargreaves, the Law Enforcement representative for the American Legion. (Courtesy Photo Salem Police Department) 


SALEM — Deputy Chief Joel Dolan is pleased to share that a member of the Salem Police Department was recognized by the La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux (The Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses) this weekend.

Detective Robert Farah was recognized at a ceremony on Sunday as the Law Officer of the Year by La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux, a charitable honor society also known as the “Forty and Eight,” which is comprised of American Wartime Veterans. The event was held at the Forty and Eight Association in Manchester. Honorary Consul of France Adele Boufford Baker attended the ceremony, as well as numerous local veterans.

“Detective Farah is a hard working investigator and is well deserving of this recognition,” Deputy Chief Dolan said. “He is well-respected in the community and has received widespread praise from several state agencies.  He is a dependable and thorough investigator who works tirelessly on behalf of victims.”

Detective Farah was also named the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the American Legion this summer. Additionally, he was named the Salem Police Department’s Detective of the Year in May in recognition of his efforts in handling many sensitive cases involving juveniles.