Union County To Honor Fallen Officers

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SCOTCH PLAINS — Keeping true to the promise that law enforcement will never forget the fallen, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow invites members of the public to attend a ceremony this month that will honor those officers who were killed in the line of duty.

Dating back to 1895 there have been 37 officers killed in the line of duty while serving others. These men and women range from special policemen and chiefs of police to state troopers and even a federal investigator.

“The officers we honor left home before their shift just like countless times before, they chatted with fellow officers before heading out to the streets and once there interacted with the public the way they always had always done,” said Romankow. “But fate intervened and it is our obligation to make sure these officers are never forgotten and their sacrifices are forever honored.”

On Saturday, Oct. 9, the Union County Law Enforcement Community will gather at the John H. Stamler Police Academy, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains at 10 a.m. for the ceremony.

The ceremony will recognize surviving members from the fallen officer’s families. A number of elected officials and representatives from each county police department along with the New Jersey State Police will be on hand for the ceremony.

This ceremony is sponsored by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and the Union County Police Chief’s Association.

“We hope that people from throughout the county will join us on October 9,” said Romankow. “These officers gave the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of the safety of all of us.”


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