The winner of the 2011 John Falcone Scholarship Program, Janeen Bligen, will be heading to Cazenovia College to pursue a degree in criminal justice. Bligen, who will begin her studies in the fall of 2011, said the additional assistance of the Vector Security scholarship will help her realize her dreams.

The John Falcone Scholarship Program was established by Hammond Security, the newest branch of Vector Security, in honor of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. police officer, John Falcone, who gave his life to save a three-year-old kidnap victim while responding to a domestic dispute call Feb. 18, 2011. He was an eighteen-year veteran of the Poughkeepsie City Police Department.

The Hammond / Vector Security Scholarship for Careers in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice was created to support and inspire an exceptional student. Sears said, “What better way can you keep a hero’s memory alive? This program rewards a man or woman who wants to serve the public as Officer Falcone did.”