YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Paramus Police Detective Rachel Morgan and Officer Ryan Hayo will be honored with the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs (NJSACOP) Valor Awards at the organization’s 100th annual conference on Wednesday in Atlantic City.
Paramus Detective Rachel Morgan, Officer Ryan Hayo (CLIFFVIEW PILOT PHOTO)
NJSACOP President Chief William Nally of Lacey Township will present the two officers with their medals during the association’s installation banquet, which will also feature keynote remarks from U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman and the swearing-in of the association’s new president, Chief Raymond Hayducka of South Brunswick.
Morgan and Hayo were selected by the NJSACOP Awards Committee “in recognition of their heroism and selfless dedication to duty exhibited in the February 6, 2011 confrontation with an armed suspect.”
Morgan was seriously injured in the shootout, which ended when Ryan showed up and the crazed gunman shot himself.
One of the most active and influential groups of its kind, the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) is a professional membership organization serving the state’s law enforcement and private security executives.
Its core mission is to “promote and enhance the highest ethical and professional standards in law enforcement at all levels throughout New Jersey.
“At NJSACOP, we believe that the best way to share the potential of our association is to unleash the potential of our members,” said Executive Directer Mitchell C. Sklar.
“The benefits that NJSACOP offers members and partners are unique to progressive professional associations: leadership, learning, vision, knowledge, ideas, influence and relationships,” Sklar said. “Because of this, the most important factors in determining our success are the skills, abilities, intelligence and initiative of NJSACOP members, member leaders, and partners.
“Accordingly, the mission of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police is firmly centered on helping members and their personnel achieve their potential – both as professionals and people. We do this by working collaboratively with allied organizations and business partners to create a learning community in which individuals can explore new ideas and discover new pathways to success.”
NJ State Assoc of Chiefs of Police – Valor Awards Ceremony
WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27
WHERE: Main ballroom, Taj Mahal Casino Hotel, Atlantic City
MORE (Click on headlines to read):Thursday, 17 May 2012 01:24 Jerry DeMarco
A CITIZEN WRITES: Valor, brotherhood, duty – in short: what’s ignored by politicians and media who demonize the police who protect and serve us every day – were honored by FOP Lodge #46 Wednesday night, as a cadre of heroes accepted accolades from their peers.Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:22 Jerry DeMarco
ONLY ON CLIFFVIEW PILOT: Hours after being among 34 police officers honored by President Obama at a White House ceremony Saturday, Paramus Detective Rachel Morgan and Officer Ryan Hayo were singled out from the group when the National Association of Police Organizations presented them with the prestigious Citizens Achievement Award at the annual TOP COPS dinner.
Morgan, Hayo (front), Paramus Police Ceremonial Honor Guard, at NAPO HQ on Saturday
(CLIFFVIEW PILOT photo)
Each year, NAPO reviews all of the incidents of bravery and valor by the TOP COPS recipients and chooses one that stands out.
This year it was the shooting of Morgan and her rescue by Hayo.
YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Paramus Police Detective Rachel Morgan and Officer Ryan Hayo have been named 2012 recipients of the prestigious TOP COPS Award given by The National Association of Police Organizations.
A fleeing suspect crashed his car and then shot Morgan when she rushed to help him the night of Feb. 6, 2011. Hayo came to her aid, fending off the crazed gunman in a firefight before the shooter turned the gun on himself.
Morgan was struck twice in the abdomen and once in the leg. It was touch-and-go at the start, but she fought through four separate surgeries the first three weeks, determined to not only survive physically and emotionally but to become a detective – and a role model.
She got her shield in December and returned to the department in January, even though she has various surgeries and procedures left .
Monday, 19 December 2011 12:56 Jerry DeMarco
YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Hometown heroine Paramus Detective Rachel Morgan, shot three times during an encounter with a crazed gunman last year, is the keynote speaker at tonight’s River Vale Junior Police Academy Commencement Ceremony.
EDITORIAL : Paramus Police Officer Rachel Morgan is outraged that the Bergen Record has asked a judge for the in-car videotape of a crazed gunman shooting her — and so are a rising tide of people who think the newspaper’s got some nerve.
YOU READ IT HERE FIRST : Chris Riportella, President of the All American Corvette Club, made a donation on behalf of the organization to the Paramus P.B.A. Local 186 Vest Fund, which is used to purchase new vests for borough officers when they are hired or once their existing vests have reached their life expectancies.
WITH VIDEO: Pardon Paramus Police Officer Rachel Morgan if she was somewhat overwhelmed by the enormity of the Stamford Police Department’s fifth annual memorial parade, as rows of motorcycles, pipe and drum corps from Bergen County and other areas and hundreds of police officers in formal dress descended on city headquarters following a march down Bedford Street.
A car with two fleeing occupants had just knocked down Fair Lawn Police Officer Kenneth Cavanaugh when the driver accelerated straight for Sgt. Michael Messina. The car sent Messina flying, but not before he squeezed off two well-aimed shots into the hood. For their bravery, both officers were honored by the 200 Club this week.
: Technically, he didn’t have to do it: Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli could have simply filed his report with the state Attorney General about the Feb. 6 chase and subsequent shootout that left Paramus Police Officer Rachel Morgan critically wounded and the suspect dead from deliberately shooting himself. But the prosecutor held a news conference today to laud Morgan and her backup, Officer Ryan Hayo, as heroes.
Thursday, 17 February 2011 23:12 Jerry DeMarco
Paramus Police Officer Rachel Morgan was released from the hospital today, following the announcement that police in River Vale police are holding a blood drive in her honor. Morgan, who was shot several times by a fleeing suspect Feb. 6, lives in town.
Are you ready for this? From her hospital bed, Paramus Police Officer Rachel Morgan sent a message to everyone praying for her recovery — and thanked her backup, Officer Ryan Hayo: “I may not have survived had u not gotten there so fast,” she wrote.
“Tell him I’m coming back to work,” Paramus Police Officer Rachel Morgan wrote to her boss, Acting Police Chief Christopher Brock. “Amazing,” Brock said of the 31-year-old officer, who is recovering from being shot twice by a fleeing suspect Sunday night.
YOU READ IT HERE FIRST : 3:25 p.m., Feb. 9: The man who shot Paramus Police Officer Rachel Morgan and then turned the gun on himself was declared dead at 3:02 p.m. today, CLIFFVIEW PILOT has learned.
ONLY ON CLIFFVIEW PILOT : Two law enforcement officials with direct knowledge of the incident told CLIFFVIEW PILOT Monday that the trajectory of the bullet through Michael Sean Carmody’s chin clearly indicates he turned his own gun on himself after he was wounded in a shootout with police.
UPDATE : Paramus Police Officer Rachel Morgan is listed in critical but stable condition this morning after she was shot following a chase last night. The gunman, Michael Sean Carmody of Westwood, is reported in critical condition after being shot several times, including in the head.
UPDATE : Paramus Police Officer Rachel Morgan is listed in critical but stable condition this morning after she was shot following a chase last night. The gunman, Michael Sean Carmody of Westwood, is reported in critical condition after shooting himself in the head.
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