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Hackettstown swears in 2 new officers

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – The Hackettstown Police Department added two new members to the force Thursday.

Ryan Blankenship and Robert Salus were sworn in
at a ceremony at Town Hall. Both new officers were accompanied by their
families, friends and now fellow officers.

Blankenship is 22 and grew up in Hackettstown. He attended and graduated Hackettstown High School. He is also a certified personal trainer.

(Photo: Ryan Blankenship)

Salus is 26 and grew up in Hackettstown. He attended and graduated Hackettstown High school. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and was employed by the Warren County Jail.

(Photo: Robert Salus)

“During the whole hiring process I realized how important their families are to these guys and how their families molded them in the individuals they are today. I bring this up because I feel that strong family support is the key to a successful career because there is going to be days they come home and are going to need you to be there to just listen,” Hackettstown Police Chief James Macaulay said.

The officers start the Morris County Police Academy on Monday.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Jay Edwards For WRNJ)