GLEN ROCK, NJ - Six Glen Rock Police Officers were honored by the 200 Club of Bergen County at their annual valor awards dinner, the police chief reported earlier this week.
The 200 Club of Bergen County Valor Awards Ceremony recognizes the men and women that have given of themselves above and beyond the call of duty in the service of Law Enforcement, Fire or Emergency Medical Services, according to Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann. Since 1987, the 200 Club has honored more than 500 individuals that have given of themselves unselfishly.
Sgt. Greg Carter, P.O. John Tarantino and P.O. Nick Onove each received a Meritorious Service Award.
"This was in recognition of rescuing an injured motorist who was trapped inside a wrecked vehicle next to a fully involved vehicle fire following a serious motor vehicle accident," Ackermann said. "The officers engaged in this rescue under perilous conditions with complete disregard for their personal safety."
Sgt. Mike Trover, P.O. James Donnelly and P.O. Sarah Orsita each received a Distinguished Service Award. This was in recognition of their response to an armed, emotionally disturbed individual who confronted the officers with a weapon, attempting to commit “suicide by cop," Ackermann said.
"At the risk of their own personal safety, the officers were able to deploy less than lethal force and subdue the individual who was transported to a psychiatric facility for care," he said. "No injury to the individual involved or the officers occurred."