STAFFORD - On Friday, December 6, 2019 the men and women of the Stafford Township, Long Beach Township, Beach Haven and Harvey Cedars Police Departments gathered together for the 41st Annual Police Memorial Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony.

This event is a tradition that began in 1978.  The service was led by Stafford Police Chief Thomas Dellane and Retired Stafford Chief Larry D. Parker.  The service honored all Law Enforcement personnel who have served the Stafford and LBI communities that have died.

A beautiful part of the ceremony is where officers travel to nearby cemeteries and place a wreath at the graves of officers who have passed away. 

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This year was significant year because Stafford Township and the Stafford Police Foundation dedicated the new Stafford Township Police Memorial at the town hall complex.

The memorial has been a vision of Chief Thomas Dellane for many years and is designed as a place that brings peace and solitude to all law enforcement families who have lost their loved ones.