Scotch Plains Honors Police Officer Who Won George W. Bush Pro-Am Golf Tourney

Police Officer Andrew Gitto won the 2018 Warrior Pro-Am hosted by former President George W. Bush. Credits: Margaret Heisey

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Andrew Gitto was recognized by the Township of Scotch Plains for winning the 2018 Warrior Pro-Am hosted by former President George W. Bush. The Bush Institute’s Warrior Open began in 2011 for United States military personnel seriously wounded or injured since September 11, 2001.

Below is the resolution read by Mayor Al Smith at the Scotch Plains Council's most recent meeting:


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WHEREAS, Andrew J. Gitto serves the residents of Scotch Plains as a Police Officer of the Scotch Plains Police since May 15, 2017; and

WHEREAS, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantryman in 2008 and was deployed to Afghanistan in December of 2009 with the 1st Battalion 6th Marines and supported Operation Mostarak in February 2010 to the city of Marjay; and

WHEREAS, Andrew Gitto was injured on April 15, 2010, sustaining multiple injuries while under heavy fire; and

WHEREAS, Andrew Gitto was cleared by his doctors in July of 2011 where he was deployed a second time to Afghanistan and was meritoriously promoted to Corporal after his second deployment; and

WHEREAS, due to his gallant service Andrew received several awards, including the Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal, Good conduct medal, and Presidential Unit Citation; and

WHEREAS, Andrew took up golf to help transition from military to civilian life, he became a member of Team 43 and participates in the Warrior Open; and

WHEREAS, Andrew Gitto won the 2018 Warrior Pro-Am hosted by former President George W. Bush where he was recognized in a ceremony on May 22, 2018.  The Bush Institute’s Warrior Open began in 2011 for United States military personnel seriously wounded or injured since September 11, 2001.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I Mayor Alexander M. Smith and the Town Council of the Township of Scotch Plains do hereby recognize and honor Andrew J. Gitto on his exemplary service to his country and also to his commitment and dedicated service to the residents of Scotch Plains.



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