Harvey Cedars Law enforcement Officers Dan Grundtisch and Offficer Nick D’Andrea were being in NYC for the funeral service of NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora. (Courtesy Harvey Cedars Police Section)
Police officers from all above the nation collected in New York Metropolis Wednesday, Feb. 2 for the funeral of Detective Wilbert Mora. These provided a contingent from four Lengthy Seashore Island law enforcement departments, as perfectly as two officers from Stafford Township.
Mora, who was 27, was fatally shot along with Detective Jason Rivera, 22, when responding to a domestic disturbance phone in Harlem on Jan. 21. Rivera’s funeral was held Friday, Jan. 28.
In New York for Mora’s funeral were Officers Luke Stambaugh, Jessica Burkhard, Mark Stanish and Abdoulaye Diagne from Long Seashore Township Capt. Tom Medel and Officers John Foley, Ashley Stahl and Ari Matarazzo from Seaside Haven Officers Dan Grundtisch and Nick D’Andrea from Harvey Cedars and Officer Kyle Costabile from Surf City.
Officers Diagne, Stanish, Stambaugh, and Burkhard represented our office yesterday in NYC for the funeral provider of NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora. (Courtesy of Extended Seashore Township Law enforcement Department)
“It was a working day in which you felt in particular honored to be a police officer,” claimed Grundtisch. “In some means, currently being there with all these hundreds and hundreds of officers from close to the region felt a minor surreal.”
Grundtisch explained the provider from the legendary St. Patrick’s Cathedral started at 10, followed by a procession at midday.
“We weren’t wherever near to remaining inside of, so loudspeakers ended up established up so we could hear the services,” he stated. “We received to hear the mayor (Eric Adams), loved ones users and other officers converse. It was a incredibly moving experience.”
Grundtisch reported New York PBA delegates set up stations providing free of charge food items, bottled h2o and coffee.
“I acquired to meet up with some of the New York officers,” he said. “They ended up pretty appreciative of all the officers who arrived to help them.”
“I’m pretty proud that they represented Harvey Cedars,” mentioned Harvey Cedars Law enforcement Chief Robert Burnaford. “The law enforcement group is extremely exclusive, and we need to have to be there for each individual other.”
Medel reported the practical experience was “breathtaking.”
“It appeared like officers were being lined up for about 10 blocks,” he explained. “There were being also police officers
from Canada. The exhibit of aid was so sturdy. It was a working day we won’t at any time fail to remember.”
Capt. Medel, Ptl. Foley, Ptl. Matarazzo and Ptl. Stahl in New York to signify Beach Haven Police Section for the funeral of Officer Mora. (Courtesy of Seashore Haven Law enforcement Department)
Officer Costabile of Surf City Law enforcement Office in New York City to fork out regard to fallen NYPD Officer Wilbert Mora. (Courtesy of Surf Town Police Section)
Stafford Township also was represented. (Courtesy of Stafford Township Law enforcement Division)