AWARDS

2011 Fair Lawn PBA Local #67 Awards Presentation

UNIT CITATION AWARD

For their teamwork in apprehending a bank robber within 11 minutes.

Officer Alan Annazone

Sgt. Brian LaRosa

Officer Kenneth Cavanagh

Officer Ian Manelis

Officer Paul Donohue

 

HONORABLE SERVICE AWARD

 

For arresting a man armed with a large kitchen knife at the Radburn Train Station

 

Lt. Glen Cauwels

Officer Robert Manning

 

HONORABLE SERVICE AWARD

 

For his brave and quick initial response and good preservation of evidence at the 7-11 armed robbery.  Two actors were subsequently arrested by a multi-jurisdictional task force and charged with attempted murder, robbery, weapons possession, and other charges.

 

Officer Alan Annazone

 

DRUG BUSTER CITATION AWARD

 

For uncovering marijuana plants, 2 machetes, 1 sword, 1 knife, 1 pair of nun-chucks, 1 case of hypodermic syringes, cocaine, and other CDS paraphernalia. One officer also located an unregistered 9 mm handgun along with 2 boxes of ammunition.

 

Officer Kenneth Cavanagh

Officer Ian Maneli

Officer Paul Donohue

Det. Sgt. Michael Uttel

Det. Jeffrey Welsh

Det. James Corcoran

 

MERITORIOUS SERVICE CITATION AWARD

 

For saving the life of a suicidal resident.

 

Officer Sean Macys

Officer Eric Eleshewich

 

 

HONORABLE SERVICE AWARD

 

For stopping an out of control vehicle of Route 208.

 

Sgt. Michael Messina

 

LIFE SAVING CITATION AWARD

 

For saving the life of resident who stopped breathing.

 

Officer Eric Eleshewich

Officer Gerard Graziano

Officer Anthony Lugo

Officer Don MacIsaac

 

UNIT CITATION AWARD

 

For stopping a burglary and theft ring in the Borough.

 

Lt. Robert Kneer

Sgt. Richard Shultz

Officer Eric Eleshewich

Officer Robert Iozzia

Officer Luis Vasquez

Officer Don MacIsaac

Officer Sean Macys

Officer Joseph Dawicki

Officer Anthony Lugo

 

MERITORIOUS CITATION AWARD

 

For recovering a loaded handgun/Controlled Dangerous Substance/ and $750 in cash

 

Officer Eric Eleshewich

Officer Brian Rypkema

 

HONORABLE SERVICE CITATION AWARD

 

For good police work which led to the arrest of three suspects tied to a motor vehicle theft, as well as possession of burglary tools.

 

Officer Christopher Sullivan

 

HONORABLE SERVICE CITATION AWARD

 

For recovering a 40 caliber Glock Handgun with a fully loaded magazine from a motor vehicle stop.

 

Officer Brian Rypkema

MILITARY AWARDS

Awards were presented to Fair Lawn Police Officers who have served their country.  

Special guest speaker William F. Thomson, State Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of New Jersey, presented the awards to:

 

Carmine "Charlie" Moscatello, U.S. Navy

 

James Corcoran, William Hickey, U.S. Army

 

Vietnam Era: Robert Kneer, U.S. Marines, Hiram Taylor, U.S. Army

 

Desert Storm (Gulf War): Glen Cauwels, U.S. Marines, & David Boone, U.S. Army, Special Operations Command

 

Iraq War: Christopher Sullivan, U.S. Army, Robert Iozzia, U.S. Army, & Robert Mader, U.S. Air Force