Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon joins the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police in recognizing National Police Week — which starts today, May 11 — and saluting all Law Enforcement Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
The Sheriff’s Office cherishes the memories of 30 Law Enforcement Officers who either were serving in Morris County or lived in the county and served elsewhere when they died in the line of duty.
Traditionally, a gathering is held to honor all Law Enforcement Officers who gave their lives while serving citizens of New Jersey.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fallen Officers will be honored in a different way by the NJSACOP. Beginning today, the organization will post the names of every fallen Officer recorded in New Jersey on its Twitter and Facebook pages.
The postings will begin with the year 1854, the first year that New Jersey recorded a line-of-duty death of a Law Enforcement Officer, and run up until the date of May 15, 2019.
The NJSACOP asks that all New Jersey Law Enforcement Officer pause for a moment of silence to remember the fallen this Friday, May 15, at 10 a.m.
The fallen Law Enforcement Officers from Morris County are:
Patrick Guiton, 1918, Boonton Police Department;
Fred W. Plumstead, 1929, Roxbury Police Department;
Joseph Vorholz, 1929, Morristown Police Department;
Thomas E. DeShazo,1930, Dover Police Department;
Peter W. Ignatz, 1931, New Jersey State Police;
Carl A. Schlotz, 1936, Morristown P.D.;
Matthew M. McManus,1938, NJSP;
Stanley A. Conn, Jr.,1951, NJSP;
Ronald E. Gray, 1958, NJSP;
John A. Dolan, 1966, Passaic Township Police Department;
Carl W. Schaufelberger, 1967, Morris County Prosecutors Office;
Gordon N. Smith, 1975, Boonton Police Department;
Frank A. Dailey, Jr., 1975, Florham Park Police Department;
Robert Hauptman, 1975, Florham Park P.D.;
Wilson McLaurin, 1975, NJ Department of Human Services;
Raymond Gelormini, 1977, Chatham Township Police Department;
John Miller, 1979, East Hanover Police Department;
Philip J. Lamonaco, 1981, NJSP;
Lester A. Pagano, 1983, NJSP;
Everett E. Hatcher, 1989, Drug Enforcement Administration;
John Deventer, 1995, Hanover Police Department;
Scott M. Gonzales, 1997, NJSP;
Richard Weinheimer, 1998, Pequannock Police Department;
Enrico Venditte, 2001, Paterson Police Department;
Liam Callahan, 2001, Port Authority of NY and NJ Police Department;
Gregg J. Froehner, 2001, PA-NYNJ;
Anthony P. Infante, Jr., 2001, PA-NYNJ;
Arthur J. Ohlsen, III, 2003, Dover Police Department;
Eugene M. Erdmann, 2005, Kinnelon Police Department;
Joseph Wargo, 2011, Mt. Arlington Police Department