The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) is scheduled to host the 28th Annual Statewide Law Enforcement Memorial Service, for officers who have died in the line of duty at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22.
Gov. Chris Christie will give the keynote speech, and Attorney General Paula Dow will speak on behalf of the law enforcement community, according to a release from the NJSACOP.
"The Memorial Service brings together the entire law enforcement community and the public for a day of solemn remembrance," the release says.
All members of the law enforcement community, their family and friends, and the public at large "are welcome and greatly encouraged to attend," the release says. No RSVP is required.
The officers to be honored this year are:
- Trooper Anthony R. Fotiou, State Police — March 28, 2011
- Detective Tina Rambo, Ocean County Prosecutor's Office — Aug. 1, 2011
- Patrolman Joseph S. Wargo Jr., Mount Arlington Police — Oct. 16, 2011
- Det. Michael Morgan Jr., Newark Police — Nov. 7, 2011
Co-sponsors of the event include the New Jersey Police Chiefs Foundation, New Jersey PBA, New Jersey FOP, New Jersey State Troopers Fraternal Association, New Jersey State Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Jersey Sheriffs Association, New Jersey County Prosecutors Association, NJ Police Academy Directors Association, New Jersey State Police Survivors of the Triangle, Garden State Survivors, NJSP Non-Commissioned Officers Association, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the NOBLE North Jersey.