CARLSTADT, NJ — Police officers from Cedar Grove and Verona took part in the inaugural PAPD indoor 5V5 Soccer Tournament at SOFIVE Meadowlands in Carlstadt. 

Sixteen law enforcement teams from New Jersey and New York played soccer to raise funds for the Port Authority PBA Widows and Children’s Fund. The May 19 event raised $12,000 for the families of the fallen. 

Team Copper Gear, comprised of police officers from Cedar Grove, Little Falls, Verona, Montclair and Manchester, took home the trophy for being the tournament’s first champions. 

Sgt. Jose Rodriguez, Det. Joseph Johnson and Patrolman Anthony Grigolo represented the Cedar Grove Police Department in the tournament.