CRANFORD, NJ – Mayor Thomas Hannen presented Cranford police officers with a proclamation in honor of National Police Week, which takes place from May 14 to May 20, at last week’s township committee meeting.

Officer Thomas Bell, Detective Tim O’Brien and Lieutenant Stephen Wilde accepted the proclamation and were honored by the township committee for their service to the people of Cranford.

“It is a small token of our appreciation for the work that your department does for the township of Cranford,” Hannen said. “Thank you again for all of your service and please stay safe so you can all go home to your families every evening.”

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National Police Week was signed into being in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. The week serves as an honor to those who serve in law enforcement and centers around May 15, Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Last week, five Cranford police officers rode in the Police Unity Tour, during which they traveled to Washington, D.C. to raise money for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).