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Car/Truck Event Boosts Scholarship Named For Slain Fair Lawn Police Officer

Fair Lawn Police Officer Mary Ann Collura
Fair Lawn Police Officer Mary Ann Collura Photo Credit: CLIFFVIEW PILOT

FAIR LAWN, N.J. -- Kids can climb aboard trucks and equipment of all sizes to help raise money for scholarships established in the name of a slain Fair Lawn Police Officer Mary Ann Collura at a special car show, "Touch a Truck" and bicycle rodeo.

Fair Lawn police and PBA Local #67, along with AAA, will host the April 21 event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Memorial Park (at Berdan Avenue & First Street).

Admission is free.

The bicycle rodeo sponsored by AAA North Jersey will include lessons in bicycle safety, education and maintenance.

The FLPD's Community Policing unit will have giveaways and gift bags at their table.

Food will also be available.

Adults can bring a truck or apparatus, volunteer time at the event -- or, for $20 cash at the door, enter a vehicle for the car show.

There will be plaques for cars judged "Best American," "Best Asian," "Best European," "Cleanest" -- and, of course, "Best in Show."

Organizers will have room for more than 200 vehicles, so there's no need to pre-register.

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MORE INFO:

  • kcensullo@fairlawnpd.com (201) 794-5414
  • jdawicki@fairlawnpd.com (201) 794-5409
  • jmecionis@fairlawnpd.com (201) 777-6165
  • lvasquez@fairlawnpd.com ( Fair Lawn PBA Local #67 )

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Rushing to help a brother in blue, Collura officer didn't know that a murderous ex-con would emerge firing from a car that crashed on a church lawn and kill her.

She wasn't calculating her pension or considering whether to boost vision coverage the night of April 17, 2003.

Fair Lawn's first female police officer was simply doing what she always did -- help someone in need.

READ MORE: Memories Of Slain Fair Lawn Female Police Officer Still Glow

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