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PHOTO: A girl places a flower at the Middletown Police Memorial (photo courtesy of Middletown Township

MIDDLETOWN, NJ  Friday morning, the Middletown Police Department held its annual memorial service.

The service is held each year during Police Week to honor deceased officers. 

The ceremony was held at the Police Memorial located at Town Hall with a call to order and the Pledge of Allegiance.  An invocation was offered by Father Daniel C. Hesko.


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R. Craig Weber, Chief of Police, addressed those gathered, as did Deputy Mayor Anthony Fiore.  Also in attendance were Mayor Dr. Gerard Scharfenberger, and Committe Members Stephanie Murray, Stephen Massell, and Kevin Settembrino,  Township Administrator Anthony P. Mercantante
Assistant Superintendent of Operations: Mrs. Mary Ellen Walker, and Freeholder Dep. Director Serena DiMaso.

Presentation of Flag was conducted by Patrolman Ian May.

The ceremony concluded with a benediction by Rev . Donald Magaw. 
TAPS were performed by Middletown High School North: Elizabeth Lewis (Jr.) and Thomas Waggner (Soph)

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In Memory of Those Who Served
Earl N. Hoyer
Otto Krueger
Raymond T. Walling
Robert Davies
William B. Schanck
Robert J. McNair
Robert J. Lanno Sr.
John J. Mulvey
Harold “Mickey” Jones
Timothy H. Lake
Howard “Chick” Collins
J. James Kerrigan
Walter F. Monahan
Michael F. Pinto
Herman A. Grillon
Kenneth F. Luker
Robert F. Olsen
Kenneth L. Perkins
Arthur C. Scott
Elwood E. Seeley
Melvin Leek
Joseph Linhart
William Fix
Daniel S. Murdoch Jr.
William E. Champlin
Michael L. Mahoney
John B. Kelly
William C. Thorne
Vincent J. Zemalkowski Jr.
Frank Gleason
John Estock
Spl. Off. Ronald P. Kleber
Arthur H. Schreppel III
William A. Holden
William “Pete” McClelland
William L. Fowlie
James A. Keogh
William W. Woodward
Robert W. Johnston
Craig A. Bahrs, Jr.
Dominic Furiato
Patrick J. McConnell
Harry M. Sage

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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...