WALL-On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, the Wall Township Police Department had its annual awards ceremony honoring Wall Township Police Department personnel that have “gone above and beyond” during the course of their duties. The awards were given out at the Wall Township Committee meeting. Chief Brown thanked the officers for their demonstrated bravery, commitment and professionalism. Chief Brown also expressed his gratitude to the Wall Township Committee and the residents for their unwavering continuing support of the Wall Township Police Department.
Below are the descriptions of the incidents in which awards and/or commendations were issued.
1. Sergeant Vincent Mazzaccaro, Patrolman Tim Margadonna, Patrolman Emmett Idzahl Patrolman Gary Fuller, Patrolman Thomas Gavaghan and Patrolman Chris Roeck received the Distinguished Service Award for their actions on November 25, 2017 with apprehending a fleeing suspect.
2. Sergeant Vincent Mazzaccaro, Patrolman Tim Margadonna, Patrolman Thomas Gavaghan, Patrolman John Spinapont, Patrolman Cole Kennedy, Patrolman Chis Roeck and Patrolman Mike Tancredi received the Distinguished Service Award for their actions on December 25, 2017 in apprehending a suspect who kidnapped his child.
3. Patrolman Mike Cacciatore received the Distinguished Service Award for his actions on January 14, 2018 for saving a person from a burning vehicle.
4. Patrolman Devin Corso, Dispatcher Rachel Murray, Emergency Medical Technician Patrick Morris Emergency and Emergency Medical Technician Kyle Flanagan received the Life Saving Award for their actions on February 2, 2018 in saving the life of a resident by performing CPR.
5. Dispatcher John Clayton, Patrolman Frank Kuhl and Emergency Medical Technician Patti Cicala received the Life Saving Award for their actions on March 15, 2018 in saving a man from jumping off a bridge on Rt. 35.
6. Patrolman Emmett Idzahl and K-9 Daza received a K9- Citation Award for their actions on March 5, 2017 in apprehending burglary suspects hiding in a warehouse.
7. Patrolman Jack Gramlich, Sergeant Ian Hatch, Emergency Medical Technician Amanda Kahlke and Emergency Medical Technician Sarah McNeil, received Certificates of Commendation for their actions on January 12, 2017 in successfully assisting in the birth of a baby.
8. Dispatcher Kymberly Griffin received a Certificate of Commendation for her actions on January 19, 2017 in convincing an armed suspect to safely surrender without incident.
9. Patrolman Chris Mason received a Certificate of Commendation for his actions on March 24, 2017 when he located a loaded handgun following a motor vehicle stop.
10. Patrolman Shane Roland and Detective Rick Pasqualini received Certificates of Commendation for their actions on April 19, 2017 in apprehending a burglary suspect.
11. Patrolman Dan Santoro and Patrolman Brian Mansfield received Certificates of Commendation for their actions on September 10, 2017 for successfully rendering aid to an erratic driver who was suffering from a medical episode.
12. Patrolman Anthony Lacher and Patrolman Mike Tancredi received Certificates of Commendation for their actions on November 15, 2017in seizing 15 pounds of marijuana following a motor vehicle stop.