Carneys Point and Penns Grove Police, Ambulance Squad and Fire Department name and honor first respondents of the year earlier in March 2017.
Earlier this Spring, on March 25, 2017, the Penns Grove VFW held an award ceremony honoring first respondents for 2016. The following officers were awarded officer of the year for their department:
Carneys Point Police Department – Patrolman Dennis Hill (Above)
Carneys Point Fire Department – John Stranahan Jr. (Above)
Penns Grove Police Department – Sergeant Orlando Pagan (Above)
Penns Grove Fire Department – James McCrae (Above)
Penns Grove Ambulance Squad – Debbie Ashcraft (Above)
Above (left to right): John T. Stranahan Jr, James McCrae, Patrolman Dennis Hill, Sergeant Orlando Pagan, Debbie Ashcraft, Donald Gaddy – Chaplin, Michael Myers – Commander, Charles Berry – Quartermaster, Fabio Sanservino – Junior Vice-Commander and Steve Paleschic – Judge Advocate.