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Eatontown Honors Longtime Police Officer Richard Coffey

Department promotes one, hires new officer

Longtime Eatontown Police Officer Detective Sgt. Richard Coffey was honored for his 32-year career with the police department on during Wednesday night's Eatontown Council meeting.

Coffey retired from the department this year and was honored with a resolution from the council and plaques from the police department and Monmouth County Freeholder John Curley.

"I wish you a long happy and healthy retirement," Eatontown Mayor Gerald Tarantolo said.

"Rich is known for his compassion kindness and humor," Eatontown Councilman Dennis Connelly said. "When I think of Rich, I think of family."

Coffey most recently served as a detective sergeant in the police department and received numerous life-saving awards throughout his career.

Anthony Guido was also promoted to rank of Sergeant during Wednesday night's council meeting. He previously served as a patrolman and the department's traffic safety officer.

The borough also filled a vacancy in the police department by appointing a new officer. Bernard Silverstein was hired by the borough after spending two years as an officer for the Monroe Township Police Department.

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