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Morris County Prosecutor’s Office recognizes National Police Week

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – During National Police Week, Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll and Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker recognize the law enforcement officers from Morris County or serving in Morris County who have died in the line of duty.

National Police Week is recognized this year from May 9 until May 15, 2021.

First created by presidential proclamation in 1962, National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15, honors law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving their states, counties and communities.

Thirty law enforcement officers are among the 43 names of police officers, firefighters and rescue personnel memorialized on the 200 Club of Morris County monument located at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.

“It is fitting that we never forget those who have died in the service of our citizens, especially now when law enforcement has been so closely scrutinized. Our law enforcement personnel go to work every day, never knowing when they will be called upon to serve and protect at the risk of their own lives, as well as impacting the future of their own families. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, and on behalf of the County’s police departments, salute and remember those who have fallen. God Bless all and we shall never forget,” Carroll said.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving the community:

• Patrick Guiton 1918 Boonton Police Department
• Fred W. Plumstead 1929 Roxbury Police Department
• Joseph Vorholz 1929 Morristown Police Department
• Thomas E. DeShazo 1930 Dover Police Department
• Peter W. Ignatz #530 1931 New Jersey State Police
• William Ridge 1935 Morristown Fire Department
• Carl A. Schlotz 1936 Morristown Police Department
• Matthew M. McManus #144 1938 New Jersey State Police
• Doyle M. Butler 1947 Chatham Boro Fire Department
• Stanley A. Conn, Jr. #947 1951 New Jersey State Police
• Ronald E. Gray #1534 1958 New Jersey State Police
• John A. Dolan 1966 Passaic Township Police Department
• Carl W. Schaufelberger 1967 Morris County Prosecutors Office
• William S. Schubert 1973 Dover Fire Department
• Robert E. Vanderhoof 1975 Dover Fire Department
• Gordon N. Smith 1975 Boonton Police Department
• Frank A. Dailey, Jr. 1975 Florham Park Police Department
• Robert Hauptman 1975 Florham Park Police Department
• Wilson McLaurin 1975 NJ Department of Human Services
• Neil K. Olson 1976 Morristown Fire Department
• Raymond Gelormini 1977 Chatham Township Police Department
• Irving W. Soules, Jr. 1979 Butler Fire Department
• John Miller 1979 East Hanover Police Department
• Philip J. Lamonaco #2663 1981 New Jersey State Police
• Joseph Ezzo 1982 Riverdale Fire Department
• Lester A. Pagano #1177 1983 New Jersey State Police
• Everett E. Hatcher 1989 Drug Enforcement Administration
• James McKelvey 1990 Stanhope/Netcong Rescue Squad
• Vincent G. McGuinness 1992 Morris Plains Fire Department
• Lewis R. Sheats 1993 Chatham Borough Fire Department
• Willard R. Hopler 1996 Rockaway Borough Fire Department
• John Deventer 1995 Hanover Police Department
• Scott M. Gonzales #5059 1997 New Jersey State Police
• Richard Weinheimer 1998 Pequannock Police Department
• Enrico Venditte 2001 Paterson Police Department
• Liam Callahan 2001 Port Authority of NY and NJ Police Department
• Gregg J. Froehner 2001 Port Authority of NY and NJ Police Department
• Anthony P. Infante, Jr. 2001 Port Authority of NY and NJ Police Department
• George Danielson, Jr. 2001 Mine Hill Fire Department
• Arthur J. Ohlsen, III 2003 Dover Police Department
• Eugene M. Erdmann 2005 Kinnelon Police Department
• Thomas Shields 2011 Flanders Fire Department
• Joseph Wargo 2011 Mt. Arlington Police Department

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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