Frank Serpico finally gets his formal Medal of Honor certificate from the NYPD
In a December 2012 file image, retired New York City Police Officer Frank Serpico near his home in upstate Columbia County, New York. - David Handschuh/New York Daily News/TNS

NEW YORK — Frank Serpico has finally gotten his due from the New York Police Department. The legendary police whistle-blower got his proper police Medal of Honor and its accompanying certificate after Mayor Eric Adams stepped in and said he’d make sure Serpico got the accolade, ending Serpico’s five-decade fight with the department. Serpico announced his receipt of the honor on Twitter Thursday, crediting Adams and several others — including veteran New York Daily News scribe Larry McShane, whose story about the 50th anniversary of his testimony before the Knapp commission helped bring the ove...