BRIDGETON, N.J. — In early September a new Jersey police officer jumped into a river with the ambition of rescuing a suspect.
Officer Sean Peek changed into making an attempt to rescue a woman suspected of burglary. however his gadget weighed him down, and he died hours after being pulled from the water.
On Friday, he was honored with the state’s first Detective Joseph Seals Valor Award, named after the Jersey city officer killed a year in the past, nj.com stated.
officers announced a total of eight “Excellence in Policing” awards during a virtual ceremony, highlighting law enforcement officials and prosecutors who created adolescence programs, helped colleagues take care of stress and increased community outreach.
five Bridgeton officers shared memories of Peek, bringing up his love for his daughter, his mentorship of latest officers and how caring he became when interviewing babies who had been victims of crime.
“He was the embodiment of what the oath of this workplace is,” Patrolman Ronald Broomall spoke of.
The winners showed “dedication, ingenuity and commitment” that each more advantageous policing and “developed community have confidence,” lawyer standard Gurbir Grewal said.