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Detective Joseph Gramiak Named Policeman of the Year by Elizabeth Rotary

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Elizabeth Police Detective Joseph Gramiak (4th from left),(L to R) Police Director James Cosgrove, Elizabeth Rotary Club President Art Lobdell, wife Cheryl Gramiak, and Police Chief John Brennan. Credits: Elizabeth Rotary
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ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Police Detective Joseph Gramiak was named as the Rotary Club of Elizabeth’s Policeman of the Year for 2017. The presentation was made during a meeting of the Rotary Club at The Garden Restaurant in Union where Gramiak, a 24-year Elizabeth police veteran was lauded for his loyalty to his community and co-workers, and for going above and beyond in everything he does.  

Elizabeth Police Chief John Brennan described the Elizabeth resident as someone who has the welfare of his community at heart.  “He’s involved in many charitable endeavors, including work at St. Genevieve’s Church, the food kitchen at Liberty Baptist Church, the Knights of Columbus and as a long-serving coach for youth baseball,” Brennan stated. Gramiak is a native and current resident of Elizabeth. 

As part of the Elizabeth Police Department, Gramiak has earned over 70 departmental commendations and many letters and notes of thanks from area residents and businesses, according to Brennan, who added, “He truly enjoys serving the public.”

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The Rotary Club of Elizabeth is a service organization established in Elizabeth 100 years ago on April 1, 1917.  It is part of Rotary International, an organization with 1.2 million members in 32,000 clubs in over 200 countries.  Members of the Elizabeth Club serve the community through both hands-on and financial assistance to charitable institutions.  The Club’s scholarship arm, the Albert & Louise Davis Scholarship Fund, has helped over 300 Elizabeth High School students with educational grants totaling $538,000 since 1986.  Rotarians both in Elizabeth and world-wide serve according to the motto: ‘Service Above Self’.

For information on the Rotary Club of Elizabeth, please visit the Club’s website at ElizabethRotary.org, or call (908) 352-7300.

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