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NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE
OFFICIAL NEWS RELEASE


 
 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lt. Al Della Fave, NJSP Public Information Office
(609) 882-2000 x6514
Sgt. Kevin Rehmann, NJSP Public Information Office
(609) 882-2000 x6515
Sgt. Gerald Lewis, NJSP Public Information Office
(609) 882-2000 x6516
Det. Stephen Jones, NJSP Public Information Office
(609) 882-2000 x6513

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 20, 2002


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STATE POLICE HONOR ACTIONS OF TROOPERS AND CIVILIANS IN CEREMONY

Pictures From The Ceremony

     West Trenton - Acting State Police Superintendent Frederick H. Madden today honored sixteen State Troopers and two civilians for their actions and service to the citizens of New Jersey. In an awards ceremony held at the State Police Museum and Learning Center, the honorees received certificates and ribbons in front of friends and family. The list of those recognized includes troopers, a civilian employee of the Division of State Police and an employee for a municipal police department.

     "Heroism takes many forms, and the actions of these people covers the full spectrum of heroism," said Madden. "We are very proud to be associated with each and every one of them."

The recipients of the awards are:

Law Enforcement Valor Commendation for assisting Trooper in the apprehension of a criminal in a life-threatening situation.
Dispatcher Darnell D. Ross Rahway Police Department, Union County

Certificate of Commendation for outstanding performance in a life saving situation.
Trooper Timothy Coyle #5687 Troop 'D' Newark

Certificate of Commendation for outstanding performance during criminal investigations.
Detective Sergeant Keith Bevacqui #4013 Street Gang Unit
Detective I John Sullivan #4243 Street Gang Unit

Certificate of Commendation for outstanding performance in a life saving encounter.
Trooper Joseph Walters #6016 Troop 'A' Bridgeton
Trooper Daniel DeLucia #6072 Troop 'A' Bridgeton

These Troopers were awarded a Unit Commendation for outstanding performance by a specialized unit.
Captain John Hunt #3709 Troop 'A' TEAMS
Sergeant First Class Gary Rhile #3444 Troop 'A' TEAMS
Sergeant First Class Brian Crain #3620 Troop 'A' TEAMS
Staff Sergeant Joseph Brown #3689 Troop 'A' TEAMS
Staff Sergeant Steve Cozzi #3767 Troop 'A' TEAMS
Staff Sergeant John Peacock #4094 Troop 'A' TEAMS
Sergeant Daniel Mitten #4905 Troop 'A' TEAMS

Sergeants Marinello and McKevitt received a Certificate of Commendation for outstanding performance in a lifesaving encounter. Flight Medic Bruck received a Law Enforcement Commendation.
Sergeant Anthony Marinello #3420 Aviation Unit
Sergeant John McKevitt #3989 Aviation Unit
Flight Medic William Bruck Aviation Unit

Outstanding performance in technology development.
Lieutenant James Beshada #4358 Information Technology Bureau

Certificate of Commendation for outstanding performance in a life saving encounter.
Lieutenant John Muccino #3728 Community Policing Unit


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