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Montville Township Police Department Promotes Two Officers to Sergeant

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Sergeant George Quentz takes the Oath of Office on Sept. 9, 2014 from Montville Township Mayor Don Kostka as George's wife, Kellee, holds the bible. Credits: Hope White
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Sergeant George Quentz of the Montville Township Police Department at his swearing in ceremony on Sept. 9, 2014 with his wife Kellee and children Brett, Ryan and Arielle. Credits: Hope White
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Sergeant Eugene (Gene) Byrnes of the Montville Township Police Department at his swearing in ceremony on Sept. 9, 2014 with his wife Robyn and children Dylan, Cody and Hayley Jean. Credits: Hope White
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Sergeant George Quentz of the Montville Township Police Department completes his Oath of Office from Mayor Don Kostka as his wife Kellee holds the bible.  Quentz's children Brett, Ryan and Arielle witnessed the ceremony. Credits: Hope White
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Sergeant George Quentz's wife, Kellee, pins on his new badge after his swearing in ceremony on Sept. 9, 2014. Credits: Hope White
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Sergeant Gene Byrnes' swearing in ceremony on Sept. 9, 2014 was witnessed by his wife Robyn, mother Fran Byrnes-Spray, and children Dylan, Cody and Hayley Jean. Credits: Hope White
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Sergeant Gene Byrnes takes the Oath of Office on Sept. 9, 2014 from Montville Township Mayor Don Kostka as Gene's children Dylan, Cody and Hayley Jean hold the bible.  Byrnes' wife Robyn and mother Fran Byrnes-Spray witnessed the ceremony. Credits: Hope White
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Sergeant Gene Byrnes takes the Oath of Office on Sept. 9, 2014 from Montville Township Mayor Don Kostka as Gene's children Dylan, Cody and Hayley Jean hold the bible. Credits: Hope White
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Sergeant Gene Byrnes' wife, Robyn, pins on his new badge after his swearing in ceremony on Sept. 9, 2014. Credits: Hope White
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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township police officers George Quentz and Gene Byrnes were both promoted to the rank of police sergeant in front of a packed house at Tuesday’s Township Committee Meeting.

As he began the swearing in ceremony, Montville Township Police Chief Rudy Appelmann said “This is one of the best parts of my job.”

Sergeant George Quentz is an eighteen year veteran of the Montville Township Police Department. He graduated from the Morris County Police Academy in July 1996. Quentz served in the Patrol Division as a Certified Gang Officer and was an Emergency Response Team leader. Quentz and his wife Kellee have three children, Brett, Ryan and Arielle.

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Sergeant Eugene (Gene) Byrnes joined the Montville Township Police Department in August 1997 after graduating from the Morris County Police Academy. Byrnes served in the Patrol Division until January 2004 when he was assigned to the Detective Bureau as the Juvenile Detective. In 2007, Byrnes was named Morris County Detective of the year for his work in solving the Alfredo de los Santos homicide case. Byrnes also received the Montville Township Public Safety Award and served three terms as New Jersey State Delegate for Montville PBA 140. In January 2013, Byrnes was assigned to the Traffic Bureau, where he served until his promotion to Sergeant. Byrnes is now serving as a Patrol Supervisor for Patrol Squad Three.

Byrnes grew up in Montville and resides in Pine Brook. Byrnes and his wife Robyn have three children, Dylan, Cody and Hayley Jean.

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