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Jersey Proud: Cranford police officers honored with valor award for exceptional heroism

Three police officers from Cranford have been recognized for their exceptional heroism. Officer Michael Gamba, Officer Nicholas Cook and Sgt. Steven Dambola were honored with the 2023 Valor Award from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. The award is given to officers who display extraordinary courage in the line of duty.

News 12 Staff

Jul 26, 2023, 2:34 AM

Updated 332 days ago

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Three police officers from Cranford have been recognized for their exceptional heroism. Officer Michael Gamba, Officer Nicholas Cook and Sgt. Steven Dambola were honored with the 2023 Valor Award from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. The award is given to officers who display extraordinary courage in the line of duty.
The officers responded to a domestic violence call last spring where Gamba was able to disarm the suspect. His actions during the incident earned him the Detective Joseph Seals Valor Award.
The Cranford Police Department is proud of its officers and their commitment to protecting their community. The officers' actions serve as an example of the bravery and dedication that law enforcement officers exhibit every day.


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