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(VIDEO) Long Branch Police Honored For Arrests, Courageous Acts

Police given awards during ceremony held at Long Branch City Hall

Several Long Branch police officers were honored for various arrests and courageous acts they have performed over the last year and a half.

"This is just a small sample of what these men and women do every day," Long Branch Director of Public Safety Jason Roebuck said during a ceremony held at Long Branch City Hall on Tuesday.

The following officers were given awards on Tuesday night:

Lt. Thomas Shea
Sgt. Jeffrey Grippaldi
Sgt. Jorge Silverio
Sgt. Charles Shirley
Sgt. Fernando Sanders
Cpl. Edwin Gomez
P.O. Thomas Hueston
P.O. Christopher Gant
P.O. Jennifer Gant
P.O. Robert Bataille
P.O. Marco Rodrigues
P.O. Matthew Widdis
P.O. Patrick Joyce, Jr.
P.O. Robert Bell
P.O. Ross Zotti
P.O. Tom Olski
Disp. John Weir
Disp. Sergio Chaparro

Some of the arrests they made included breaking up a large fight at the Cabana Club on Dec. 16, arresting three people involved in a domestic disturbance involving a knife on March 13 and arresting a man who shot another resident in the hand with a gun on Sept. 26.

Officers were also honored for saving 43 people from a flooded apartment complex on Avenel Boulevard during the height of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29

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