RAHWAY — Nicole Brougham, Scott Durkin Jr. and Rebeccah Rodger are the latest 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 awarded 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 Artie O’Leary. Pictured from left to right are: Union County Sheriff’s Officer Tara McCarthy (daughter of Captain O’Leary), Scholarship winner Scott Durkin Jr., Bernard Burkhoff, Fort Lee Police Officer Robert Tilton accepting the award on behalf of his niece Rebeccah Rodger, Award Winner Nicole Brougham, Rahway Police Sergeant Thomas Brougham, Leslie Zommer (wife of the late Captain Artie O’Leary). (Photo courtesy of the Rahway Police Department)
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