RAHWAY — Grace O’Brien and Mariela Ferrer are the recipients of the “Artie O’Leary Friendship Scholarship.” The award is an annual scholarship named in honor of the late William Arthur O’Leary, a former Rahway Police Captain who passed away in 1993. It is presented to the child of an active duty Rahway Police Officer who is entering their freshman year of college. The scholarship is funded fully by Bernard Burkhoff, a Rahway businessman, who was also personal friend of Captain O’Leary.
Pictured from left to right are: Union County Sheriff’s Officer Tara McCarthy, Union County Corrections Officer Jennifer Pecoraro (both daughters of the late Capt. O’Leary), Bernard Burkhoff, Leslie Zommer (wife of the late Capt. O’Leary), Ruth Burkhoff, Rahway Police Officer Chris O’Brien accepting the award on the behalf of his daughter Grace. Rahway Police Officer Juan Ferrer accepting the award on the behalf of his daughter Mariela. (Photo courtesy of Rahway Police Department)
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