With nearly 1,600 entries from more than two dozen high schools throughout Nassau and Suffolk, the 2015 contest was unprecedented in its scope and quality of submissions.
Police from across the country arrived in Seaford to pay their respects to the fallen officer.
NYPD Officer Brian Moore was shot in the head while patrolling Queens.
Jerome Arnold was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
The candidates include Democrat Rita Kestenbaum and Republican Steven Rhoads.