By Mel Fabrikant Monday, July 11 2011 @ 10:23 AM EDT
The following is a message sent to the Mayor and Council by PBA President, Detective Michael Cebulski:
Mayor & Council,
A few month ago I had sent a request of consideration for PO Rachel Morgan to be properly honored by the borough and promoted to the rank of detective in light of her outstanding performance and courage on the evening of February 6, 2011, which is customary in law enforcement.
Since then, she has been honored by numerous local, county, state, federal and national agencies/organizations with the latest being the Bergen County Medal of Honor. To put this in perspective, based on the Bergen County Chiefs of Police Awards committee, this Medal of Honor has never been awarded to any police officer non-posthumously. However, instead of the customary promotion, the Borough of Paramus has asked her to be the Grand Marshall of it's July 4th parade. The parade is a one day tribute, compared to what is a justified career long honor.