Excellent Police Duty Commendation
During Police Week ceremonies at Veterans Courthouse on May 17th, Sheriff Armando Fontoura (left) presented Excellent Police Duty Awards to members of his department’s Detective Bureau for the arrest of a major narcotics distributor and for the recovery of a fully automatic machine gun and a sawed-off shotgun.
Among the officers who live in Essex County to be honored were Det. Shai Carr (3rd from left), a resident of Montclair, Det. Joseph Leon (5th from left), a resident of Bloomfield, Det. Stephen Dellavalle (2nd from right), a resident of Newark, and Det. Abdullah Holmes (right), a resident of Newark. Also receiving awards (from left to right) were Lt. Benvenuto Delgrande, Det. Robert Scarrillo, Det. Paul Blake, and Det. Giuseppe Forgione.