Congratulations is in order for both Officer George Somal and Corporal Tracey Widdis on thier awards!Congratulations Officer George Samol & Corporal Tracey Widdis! They are seen here with their Meritorious Service Awards at todays Monmouth and Ocean County Intelligence Bureau (M.O.C.I.B.) Valor Awards Luncheon! Also pictured is Captain Frank Rizzuto who accompanied them to the awards ceremony.
Here is the write up from their nomination: On the afternoon of August 21st, 2018, Officer George Samol was flagged down on Broadway by an individual who had just witnessed a murder inside a restaurant. Officer Samol called for backup, drew his service weapon and entered the building to assist with an on-going struggle between the suspect and a Good Samaritan over possession of a firearm. Once inside, the suspect, who had just been disarmed by the other individual, attempted to take possession of Samol’s weapon and a violent struggle ensued.
Corporal Tracey Widdis was the first backup officer on scene and arrived at a pivotal moment in the struggle. Utilizing her asp, she was able to help Samol to fend the suspect off and maintain control of his weapon until additional officers arrived to assist in subduing him.
The swift actions of these officers prevented any further injury or loss of life to the additional civilians in the restaurant at the time, including a few who were also being targeted by the suspect.
Their heroic actions, bravery and complete disregard for personal safety during this life-threatening incident speak volumes as to their integrity and ability as officers. Their professionalism is a true asset to the Long Branch Police Department.
With it being National Dispatcher Week, we would like to extend our most sincere thanks to all the extremely dedicated and talented men and women who serve the MCSO Communication Division! #backthegold #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #dedicated #mcrr #sendittothebron
Monmouth County Sheriff's Office The job of a Public Safety Telecommunicator is not an easy one, but extremely rewarding. As part of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, we take you inside the #MCSONJ's 9-1-1 Communications Center and introduce you to our dedicated PSTs.
Please see below video to learn about these unsung heroes and if you would be a perfect fit for this public safety team. ... See MoreSee Less
“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer” We congratulate all awardees who were honored by the Elks Club of Long Branch, especially one of our own, EMT Mike Morse was awarded for his unprecedented dedication to our squad and City of Long Branch! #communityfirst #proudtobeyourvollys #dedication #emslife #sendittothebron @ Long Branch, New Jersey ... See MoreSee Less
This months training consisted of scene safety scenarios, helping our crews pre-plan before arriving on scene! Scene safety is the most important part of every call! #proudtobeyourvollys #emslife #traintraintrain #sendittothebron @ Long Branch, New Jersey ... See MoreSee Less
FYI for the greater Oceanport Eatontown area...Elberon EMS will be providing EMS coverage for Squad 1121! #brotherhood #mutualaid #sendittothebronPlease be advised that tomorrow on 03/31/2019, from 8am until 12pm, there will be a large fire department and first aid squad presence on the Oceanport section of the old Ft. Monmouth. There will be a multi jurisdictional training exercise being held and it is all staged. There is no cause for alarm. ... See MoreSee Less
Early this morning Sq 2522 responded to Charles St in Sq 2521’s first due for a reported fire with entrapment. Both Ambo 2-56 & 2-60 responded to provide on scene rehab and EMS care. 3 patients were reported to EMS, 2 were treated and released, 1 was transported to the hospital by EMS. Shoutout to Monmouth Beach EMS for coming out to assist in our rehab/EMS efforts! #emslife #1bell #proudtobeyourvollys #communityfirst #sendittothebron ... See MoreSee Less
Excellent teamwork this evening by the crews of Sq 2521, Sq 2522, and Tour 4 of LBFD while operating on a multiple patient motor vehicle collision! #proudtobeyourvollys #teamwork #emslife #sendittothebron ... See MoreSee Less
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of Ed Obuch. Ed is the ex captain of Tinton Falls North and a delegate for the 16th District. Ed served as district Chairman. Ed was a great supporter of the 16th district his squad and especially the cadets. Asking everyone to keep Ed’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers... Thank you for all your support Ed you will be missed
Last night members put together our newest medical trauma bags, used on daily emergencies. Updating our equipment allows us to be more efficient when performing patient care! Our dedicated members always find an opportunity to better care and become more efficient in performing our duties! #dedicated #volunteerems #proudtobeyourvollys #communityfirst #sendittothebron ... See MoreSee Less
Gov. Murphy has initiated a State of Emergency for upcoming inclement weather.Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency
TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:00 a.m. ahead of the anticipated winter storm. The storm is expected to start tomorrow and continue throughout the day. Executive Order No. 57 declares a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the storm.
“As a winter storm is expected to impact our State, we are urging residents of New Jersey to drive with caution and use their best judgment during this time,” said Governor Murphy. “We are actively monitoring the storm and are prepared to deploy any resources available to ensure the safety of the roads.”
New Jersey is expected to experience several inches of snow that may transition to freezing rain.
To prepare for the winter storm, the New Jersey State Police will activate the State Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:00 a.m. in order to monitor the storm. The New Jersey Department of Transportation will also deploy more than 2,500 plows and spreaders to keep roads and communities safe.
The Governor encourages New Jerseyans to visit ready.nj.gov for important weather updates and safety information. New Jersey residents should also pay attention to local forecasts, warnings, and watches.
For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey, visit the U.S. National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly at www.weather.gov/phi/
For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area, visit the U.S. National Weather Service New York, N.Y. at www.weather.gov/okx/
#ReadyNJ #NJSP #WinterSafety
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