FANWOOD, NJ -- Police Chief Richard Trigo honored a number of Fanwood officers for meritorious actions in saving lives and assisting the public.

Awards were given for two instances of drug overdoses which the officers saved the victims by administering Naloxone, making arrests in a home invasion, answering more than 300 calls for service during the nor’easter storms over a 30 hour period, and for solving a $200,000 online theft and stopping the stolen funds from being lost.

The Chief also thanked the Mayor and Council for supporting his decision to send officer Elliot Bernard to Puerto Rico last fall to assist the local police there in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

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Pictured, left to right: Councilman Anthony Carter, Mayor for a Day Ethan Grant, Chief Richard Trigo, Lt. Frank Marrerro, Lt. Gene Chin, Sgt. Marc Gottlick, officers Dan Piccola, Dan Kranz and Elliot Bernard. Also present were officers Mike Rusin and Ryan Gilmore. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.