Earlier this week, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno addressed top law enforcement executives serving in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area at the annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Evening, which recognizes law enforcement executives who have positively impacted their communities.
“Every day, members of law enforcement put their lives on the line for our safety. Just as important, they work to be engaged and supportive members of the communities they serve,” said Acting Governor Guadagno. “With these awards, we show our thanks and appreciation for their good works to keep our residents secure.”
Among other awards, Superintendent Mike Fedorko of Port Authority Police presented a plaque to Port Authority Newark Command for their efforts in successfully and quickly recovering a missing teenager earlier this month.
“This event is to show appreciation for the men and women who protect us and our way of life. It is just a small token of appreciation for putting their lives on the line on a daily basis and serving with pride,” said Rabbi Mendy Carlebach, one of the event’s organizers. “This year we particularly honored the men and women of the Port Authority Police Newark Airport Command for expeditiously finding a missing 16-year-old girl in early August and highlighted the role of the Police Chaplain within Law Enforcement.”
The annual event is organized by Rabbi Mendy Carlebach, Rabbi Joel Eisdorfer, and Mr. David Gold, Esq. Rabbi Carlebach and Rabbi Eisdorfer serve as Chaplains to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department. Mr. Gold is a member of the New York Centurion Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides funds to various police societies and spouses of police officers who have been killed or injured on the job.