EAST HANOVER, NJ - East Hanover's Chief of Police Christopher F. Cannizzo has sent the following message to the citizens in honor of National Nurses Day.  The deparment also created a video which can be viewed on Facebook by clicking here

Greetings to all citizens of East Hanover,

As you may know, Wednesday, May 6th, marks National Nurses Day. We at the East Hanover Police Department would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all of the courageous nursing professionals who are daily risking their personal safety as front-line combatants in our ongoing war against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Where would we be without these selfless, highly trained medical professionals? How many of us would be willing to enter a viral hot zone in order to provide care and comfort to the critically ill while potentially sacrificing our own health in the process? This bravery and heroism is nothing short of inspiring; we would remiss if we did not sing their praises and offer our collective thanks for their commitment to community safety and well-being.

Many members of our township put on scrubs, gowns, and surgical gloves and masks each morning and enter our area hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices to provide essential care to the sick or injured. Many of our officers have spouses and other family members in the nursing profession. With more than 20 distinct fields of nursing, the odds are that you are encountering these amazing individuals more often than you realize.

So please, join us in celebrating the nurses of East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, and the USA! Let our nurses know that they inspire you with their unwavering compassion and their unflagging determination! To the RNs, LPNs, NCPs, and to the more than 20 other nursing professions: We salute you and send you our eternal blessing and heartfelt thanks!


Chief Christopher F. Cannizzo, EHPD