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Union County Honors the 37 Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich (L) rings the bell as Scotch Plains Police Chief Brian Mahoney (2nd L) reads the name of Cranford Police Officer Robert Hand, who was killed pursuing a suspect in 1975, during the Union County Law Enforcement In The Line Of Duty memorial service October 9 at the John H. Stamler Police Academy in Scotch Plains. Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow (2nd R) presented Cranford Police Chief Eric Mason (R) with a plaque in Officer Hand’s honor. The 37 officers killed in the line of in Union County since 1895 were remembered at the ceremony. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)