Life Saving Commendations

Life Saving Commendations

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During Police Week ceremonies at Veterans Courthouse on May 17th, Sheriff Armando Fontoura (left) presented Life Saving Commendations to Officer Michael Johnson (2nd from left), a resident of Irvington, and Officer Raqeulin Perea (center), a resident of Newark’s North Ward, for their actions in preventing a juvenile female who became distraught after a Family Court judge’s ruling fro further injuring herself by repeatedly banging her head against a wall.  Johnson and Perea further calmed the young girl while sheriff’s EMT’s treated her for her self-inflicted wounds.  Also on hand to congratulate the officers were Undersheriff Amir Jones(2nd from right), a resident of East Orange, and Captain Richard Smith (right), a resident of Newark.