Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Presents Commendations to Local Law Enforcement for Aid in Puerto Rico

On the afternoon of Friday, January 12th, 2018, four members of local law enforcement agencies were formally commended by Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief of Investigations John Speirs, for their efforts to aid in disaster relief in Puerto Rico, following Hurricane Maria. These four police officers willingly volunteered their time and energy, to ensure that the people of Puerto Rico could get back on their feet as soon as possible, following that devastating storm.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Presents Commendations to Local Law Enforcement for Aid in Puerto Rico
Prosecutor Knapp with Local Law Enforcement

The recipients are, Police Officer Kristian T. Sandman and Police Officer Peter F. Grawehr, both of the Denville Police Department, Corporal Samuel Trimble of the Mountain Lakes Police Department, and Patrolman Diego Pinheiro of the Morris Township Police Department. “These men fully embody the full meaning of being a civil servant, and were recognized for going above and beyond their daily duties,” said Chief Speirs.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Presents Commendations to Local Law Enforcement for Aid in Puerto Rico
Prosecutor Knapp with Patrolman Pinheiro (C) and Chief DiCarlo (R)

The State of New Jersey sent approximately 400 State Troopers, as well as county and local officers, as part of the “NJ Pride” mission to help Puerto Rico, which began on September 30th. Every bit of support matters following a disaster of that scale, and these brave men and women’s efforts do not go unnoticed.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Presents Commendations to Local Law Enforcement for Aid in Puerto Rico
Chief of Investigations Spiers (L) and Prosecutor Knapp with Corporal Trimble and Chief Bennett (R)

The ceremony was attended by Chief Mark DiCarlo of the Morris Township Police Department, Chief Shawn Bennett of the Mountain Lakes Police Department, and Captain Keith Partin of the Denville Police Department.

“It is an honor to know that there are members of our County’s law enforcement family, who take their civic responsibilities above and beyond what is expected of them. Their efforts should not and do not go unnoticed in Morris County. We in the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office are pleased to recognize these four volunteers”, Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Presents Commendations to Local Law Enforcement for Aid in Puerto Rico
Prosecutor Knapp (L) with Officer Sandman, Officer Grawehr and Captain Partin (R)

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.