NUTLEY, NJ - Chief Thomas Strumolo presented officers commendations for various jobs that were investigated throughout the year on December 8.

Police Director Alphonse Petracco attended with Commissioner Mauro Tucci, who each gave a speech recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of the commended officers. The Chief said that extraordinary efforts are put forth every day by our men and women in blue, and it is nice to recognize those who went above and beyond to help the residents in this community, he credited Captain Irwin and Lt. Neri for all the hard work that went into the ceremony preparation.

Director Petracco said that over the past eight years he has come to truly know many of the police officers as well as their families and considers part of his family. While Commissioner Tucci reiterated his respect and admiration for the job police do, he said that he and all the commissioners support the police. 

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Left to Right: Officer Peter Sandomenico, Det. Sgt. Anthony Montanari, Det. Daniel Schettino, Det. Robert McDermott, Det. James Baunhuber, Captain John Rhein, Det. Thomas Perrota, Director Alphonse Petracco, Chief Thomas Strumolo, Commissioner Mauro Tucci, Det. Sgt. Jeffrey Luberto.

Top Row: Captain Robert Irwin, Lt. Nicholas Neri, Officer John Mecka, Officer Ryan Mulligan, Officer Joseph O’Halloran, and Lt. Robert Kordas.

In addition to those in photo the following officers were recognized:

Ptlm. Joseph Stewart, Thomas Schenke, Gerard Tusa, Ted Durand, Richard Schwarz, Mathew Murphy, Domonick Argentieri, Mark Vicidomini, Nicholas Albanese, Sean Swift, Vincent Rodriguez, Mark DeLitta, Andrew Bassett, Dominick Santangelo,  Mathew Canova, Steven Rogers II, Christopher D’Alessio, Maria Hamlin, Ted Reilly, Andrew VanDorn, Anderson Antonio, John Lopez, Christopher Melilli, Steven Scioscia, Anthony Osetto, Michael Rempusheski, Joseph Bigg, Disp. Kim Saporito.

Det. Captain Gerard Green, Lt. Gregory Damurjian, Lt. Michael Kraft, Sgt. John Negra, Sgt. Peter Teine, Sgt. Chris Formato, and Sgt. Pete Graziano