Many dignitaries attended this outdoor function including County Executive (and former Paramus Mayor) James Tedesco, Freeholders Tracy Zur and Steve Tanelli, Bergen County Sheriff Mike Saudino and Deputy Chief Brian Smith, Paramus Council Members Jean Weber, Pat Verile, Maria Elena Bellinger, Joe Garcia, retired Paramus Police Chief Richard Cary and Paramus Veteran Officer Sam Casiello who brought forth a large contingent of veterans to help honor the police officers. Borough Administrator Joseph D'Arco was there as was former Councilman Dennis Arslanian. Detective Glenn Pagano was on hand to present honors with his playing of the bagpipes, an exhilarating touch.
Von Schalscha read the list of those officers who had retired from the department this past year and a wreath was displayed honoring the officers departed. In addition, three plaques were unveiled memorializing the three deceased officers killed in the line of duty. These plaques will replace worn and faded plaques already in place. After the ceremonies, a food tent was available to feed all the visitors.
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