- "In memory of...."
The following is a list of Saddle Brook Police Officers that
finished their careers with the department and have now entered
into their eternal place among the heroic. They are listed in order of their
passing from most recent to oldest.
* indicates they passed while on active duty with the department
Chief Floris J. Wissekerke
PO. Henry "Hank" Kooistra
Det. Ronald Maleta
Captain Frederick Biber
Capt. James Carlin, Sr
Chief Lars Olsen
Deputy Chief Joseph M. Carroll, Jr*
Lt. Edward Moll
Capt. Joseph Panagia
Sgt. Chester Cebula
Capt. Herbert Schubert
Lt. Theodore Topoleski
Sgt. Thomas Topoleski
PO. Frank S. Perri
Sgt. Joseph W. Jaeger
Chief Stephen J. Hrubec
Deputy Chief John Brett
Deputy Chief Frank Squilanti
Chief Charles Imperato
PO. Dennis Panagia*
- The Township of Saddle Brook dedicated
a permanent memorial honoring the officers of the Saddle Brook Police Department
that have served their time protecting our community and have since passed.
It was dedicated at a special ceremony on May 15, 2001, National Police
Officers Memorial Day. It is located directly in front of the Municipal
Building on Market Street.
click the photo for further information
- Deputy Chief Joseph M. Carroll Jr.
Memorial Scholarship Fund
Find out how you can contribute
- "Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends."
National Police Memorial Week
The Week of May 15th Annually
National Law Enforcement
May 15th is National Police Officer's Memorial Day in the United States.
It is the only holiday, other than Memorial Day, where the Stars and Stripes
of the United States of America are to be lowered to half staff without
any special action from the Congress or other legislative body.
We believe that everyday should be seen as Police Officers Memorial Day.
No day should pass where the memory of the thousands of officers that gave
their lives should go without mention in our prayers. And no day should
pass where the thoughts of those officers currently serving their communities
across this nation should not be in our prayers.
The men and women of law enforcement are known as the "thin
blue line". This line has been bent, abused, attacked, and
criticized, but it has NEVER BEEN BROKEN!
Take a moment to remember and to look ahead, and say a prayer for the officer
"Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God."