"Trooper First Class Bonczewski's ability and performance as a Maryland state trooper can be summed up as extraordinary," Cpl. Ray Domico, Bonczewski's supervisor wrote. "His overwhelming dedication, work ethic and acts of self-sacrifice are the ultimate model that other department and allied agency personnel should emulate. His level of performance and service has unquestionably made Harford County and our state a safer place to live."
During his short career, Bonczewski has accumulated an impressive list of awards. He was Trooper of the Year at the La Plata Barrack in 2009. That same year he was Trooper of the Year for the Southern Region. In 2010, he won Trooper of the Year for the Bel Air Barrack and won the same award that year for the Northern Region. He was the state police recipient of the International Association of Chiefs of Police "Trooper of the Year" Award for 2010. He won the 2011 American Legion Officer of the Year.