Saddle Brook Police Department
Police Officer Memorial Dedicated – May 15, 2001

This memorial was made possible through the hard work and dedication of the Saddle Brook Police Memorial Committee made up of Sgt. Frank Racioppi (ret), Lt. Harry Reid (ret), Captain Robert McNally and Capt. James Galbo.


Through their work and the donations of local citizens, businesses and organizations, the permanent memorial honoring those that chose to serve and protect the citizens of Saddle Brook has become a reality for all to view and remember the sacrifices of those officers that are no longer with us in body, but whose souls and spirits will always be there to guide us.

Worker engraving additional names onto the Memorial

In memory of….”

The following is a list of Saddle Brook Police Officers that finished their careers with the department and have now entered into their eternal place among the heroic. They are listed in order of their passing from most recent to oldest.

* indicates they passed while on active duty with the department

Ptl. Leonard R Azzarone

Ptl. Norma B Aedo

Ptl. Thomas E Cuomo

Sgt. Richard M Lasiw

Ptl. Michael H Juliano Sr

Lt. Bernard H Ahrens III

Ptl. Kenneth J Slowik

Sgt. John E Musser

Chief Floris J. Wissekerke

PO. Henry “Hank” Kooistra

Det. Ronald Maleta

Captain Frederick Biber

Capt. James Carlin, Sr

Chief Lars Olsen

Deputy Chief Joseph M. Carroll, Jr*

Lt. Edward Moll

Capt. Joseph Panagia

Sgt. Chester Cebula

Capt. Herbert Schubert

Lt. Theodore Topoleski

Sgt. Thomas Topoleski

PO. Frank S. Perri

Sgt. Joseph W. Jaeger

Chief Stephen J. Hrubec

Deputy Chief John Brett

Deputy Chief Frank Squilanti

Chief Charles Imperato

PO. Dennis Panagia*

Police Memorial Services

The Township of Saddle Brook dedicated a permanent memorial honoring the officers of the Saddle Brook Police Department that have served their time protecting our community and have since passed. It was dedicated at a special ceremony on May 15, 2001, National Police Officers Memorial Day. It is located directly in front of the Municipal Building on Market Street.