MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Sheriff's officers came to the Malcolm Forbes Amphitheater at the Morristown Medical Center to make a donation and remember one of their own who was lost to breast cancer on Wednesday.
"We don't forget," James Gannon, Morris County Sheriff, said. "Lisa di Palma Bonfiglio was a phenomenal woman who was at CSI, on our crime scene investigative unit. I worked with her for many years, a beautiful woman inside and out. Her life was taken like so many other people that we know. I would suggest that breast cancer is in the room. My mother, she's 90, is a breast cancer survivor, so it affects all of us here.
"We're proud to partner here. We want to be part of the community. Let us know how we can help you. These officers here are second to none."
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Morris County Sheriff's Offices sold pink patches, raising the $3,000, which was donated on in a ceremony on Wednesday to the Carol W. and Julius A. Rippel Breast Center at Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System Cancer Care.
After presenting the check, Sheriff Gannon and the officers present took a tour of the breast cancer center, which will mark its 20th year at Morristown Medical Center this year.
Dr. Paul Friedman of the breast cancer center introduces the Morris County Sheriff's officers
Morris County Sheriff James A. Gannon said the donation was in honor of Lisa di Palma Bonfiglio, a crime scene investigator before she passed in 2009