Cape May County Honors Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

Cape May County Honors Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

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Chief Physical Training Instructor Matt Schaeffer; Cape May County Sheriff Bob Nolan; and CMC Freeholder Len Desiderio

Cape May County’s Law Enforcement Community lived up to its slogan “Never Let Them Walk Alone” last week when they gathered at the Public Safety Training Center in Crest Haven for the County Law Enforcement Memorial.

The event is held in remembrance of law enforcement officers who made the supreme sacrifice while in the service of their fellow Cape May County Citizens.

The laying of the wreath.

A roll call of the fallen was read by members of the 44th Base Course for police officers; the 53rd Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers; and the 74th Class I Special Law Enforcement Officers.

Taps and a 21 Gun Salute

They honored:

  • Officer Harry Shore, Ocean City Police Department
  • Chief Philip De Santis, Woodbine Police Department
  • Officer Michael Cullinane, Sr., Sea Isle City Police Department
  • Officer David Douglas, Sr., Lower Twp. Police Department
  • Officer Eugene Miglio, Wildwood Crest Police Department
  • Trooper Bertram Zimmerman, New Jersey State Police

A wreath honoring the fallen was presented by representatives of the Cape May County Police Academy; Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association, Cape May County Fraternal Order of Polic (FOP) Lodge 7, Cape May County Police Benevolent Association (PBA) Local 59, and Cape May County PBA Local 61 and Cape May County PBA Local 101.

Sheriff Bob Nolan addressed those in attendance.

Comments were made by Cape May County Vice Director Leonard Desiderio, state Senator Jeff Van Drew, Assemblyman Bruce Land, Cape May County Sheffiff Bob Nolan, and Michael Francis, County Veterans Liason (on behalf of Congressman Frank LoBiondo).

The weather was perfect for the ceremony.

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The Police Officer’s Prayer

Dear Lord, when I am summoned to a call

To aid my fellow man

Give me strength and courage to do the best I can

Enable me to stop crime or

Useless waste of life and prevent

A violation of any human right

Guide me in my duties, Lord that I might be alert

Try to keep the innocent from ever being hurt

I have taken an oath to protect and serve

And I will give the best in me

To guard every citizen

And protect life and property

And Lord if I have to lose my life

Please protect my brother Officers

My family and my wife

Sheriff’s Honor Guard