Officer Aaron Hess, the Pleasantville, N.Y. police officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Pace University student Danroy Henry following an altercation at a local bar last year, has been named "Officer of the Year." Now, now—he's not getting the award because he killed Danroy Henry, though, gosh, we can see why it seems that way! No, he's receiving it "for his dignity and professionalism since the October shooting and throughout his career." In fairness, Hess was cleared of criminal wrongdoing by a grand jury, despite accusations that the shooting wasn't justified; on the other hand, the Pleasantville Police Benevolent Association might not want to, at this particular moment in time, run headfirst into the Henry family's accusations of insensitivity and arrogance. [Boston Globe]