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PHOTO SHOW: Bergen sheriff’s ‘Chief for a Day’ brings smiles to chronically ill youngsters, veteran officers

Photo Credit: BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF
Photo Credit: BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF
Photo Credit: BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF
Photo Credit: BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF
Photo Credit: BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF
Photo Credit: BOGOTA PD
Photo Credit: BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF
Photo Credit: BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF
Photo Credit: BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF
Photo Credit: BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF
Photo Credit: BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF

Garfield Police Chief for a Day Jadyn LoGrande, Saddle Brook Police Chief for Day Ava Guardares, BC Sheriff’s Chief for a Day Nuh Marey, Hasbrouck Heights Police Chief for a Day Declan DeBaun

CHIEF FOR A DAY: Nearly two dozen children with chronic health conditions from across Bergen County got to serve as Police “Chief for a Day” for their towns.

CLIFFVIEW PILOT photos

They include Saddle Brook Police Chief for Day Ava Guarderas, Garfield Police Chief for a Day Jadyn LoGrande, Hasbrouck Heights Police Chief for a Day Declan DeBaun and Bergen County Sheriff’s Chief for a Day Nuh Marey ( photos, above ).

The fifth annual program, sponsored by Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino, included motorcade rides to the steps of the county courthouse in Hackensack for the youngsters, aged six to 15.

Each got his or her own uniform at the various agencies, including the sheriff’s and prosecutor’s offices.

VIDEO: HERE’S A PHOTO SLIDE SHOW FROM THE DAY:

After the “swearing in” and department tour came the royal escort, followed by a lunch ast the Empire Club in Little Ferry with guest speakers, games, activities and gifts that included a commemorative plaque.

“As public servants, it is our duty to bring care to those who need it the most,” Saudino told CLIFFVIEW PILOT . “We live for these days, when we can have a positive impact on our communities and celebrate life.”

Saudino, a former Emerson police chief, created “Chief for a Day” with a modest number of chiefs and other officers soon after becoming sheriff. The event quickly became one of the most popular outings in the county.

A host of businesses contributed the uniforms, plaques, meals and other amenities that go with the special behind-the-scenes look that the children and their families got into the inner workings of law enforcement.

“I’ve been in law enforcement for more than 30 years,” Saudino said. “We live for these days, when we can have a positive impact on our communities and celebrate life.”

THANK YOU to our photo contributors: David Martinez and Anthony Cureton of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, Saddle Brook Police Chief Robert Kugler, Bogota Police Chief John Burke, Garfield Police Capt. Darren Sucurowski, Hasbrouck Heights Police Detective Lt. Michael C Detective Lt. Michael Colaneri Jr.

Bogota Police Chief for a Day Kyle Burell (Courtesy: BOGOTA PD)

Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino, Wallington Police Chief for a Day Brandon Lee Ehler, Police Chief Carmello Imbruglia

Fort Lee PBA President Tom Keelen, Police Chief For a Day Rocco Wu, Chief Keith Bendul

Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Chief Carmen Martino, Chief for a Day Lyra Polyi, Sheriff Saudino


THE PARTICIPANTS:

Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Police Chief for a Day Nuh (Noah) Marey

Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Police Chief for a Day Lyra Polyi

Emerson Police Chief for a Day Mia G. Worthington

Hillsdale Police Chief for a Day LuLu Oliveri

Fort Lee Police Chief for a Day Rocco Wu, Chief Keith Bendul, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino

Fair Lawn Police Chief for a Day Tiller Uriarte

Bergenfield Police Chief for a Day Juliana Valdez

Montvale Police Chief for a Day Madeline Djedji

Twp of Washington Police Chief for a Day Hannah Steinfeld

Hasbrouck Heights Police Chief for a Day Declan DeBaun

Bogota Police Chief for a Day Kyle Burrell

North Arlington Police Chief for a Day Patrick Marchesani

East Rutherford Police Chief for a Day Colleen Orr

Oakland Police Chief for a Day Sarah Brennan

Park Ridge Police Chief for a Day Adair Barragan

Carlstadt Police Chief for a Day Jackson Debiase

Teaneck Police Chief for a Day Jacob Abraham

Englewood Cliffs Police Chief for a Day Michael Kontzamanis

Upper Saddle River Police Chief for a Day Hudson Chapler

Fort Lee Police Chief for a Day Rocco Wu

Saddle Brook Police Chief for a Day Ava Guarderas

Elmwood Park Police Chief for a Day Jhosua Santana

Wallington Police Chief for a Day Brandon Lee Ehler

Courtesy: BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF

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