In a letter to the editor, the Hoboken Police Benevolent Association and the Hoboken Police Superior Officers Association are thanking everyone who assisted them in the aftermath of the NJ Transit train crash last month.
On Thursday September 29th, 2016 at 8:45 a.m., every working Hoboken Police, Fire and EMS unit responded to the NJ Transit Train Terminal for a reported train accident. The accident left over one hundred people injured, and sadly took the life of another.
Along with Hoboken first responders, Stevens PD, Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Port Authority, North Bergen, Union City, West New York, Secaucus, Jersey City and Weehawken Police and Fire Departments responded and assisted throughout the day and night.
Many local businesses and residents came out to support our first responders that day and we’d like to take a moment to recognize and thank them all.
Our first thank you goes out to Texas Arizona and Cadillac Cantina for allowing us to use the establishments as staging areas. Next we’d like to thank Dunkin Donuts, 1Republik, Chipotle, Starbucks, Jimmy Johns, Carlos Bakery, Panera Bread, Empanadas Café, Tony Boloney, Green Rock Bar & Grill, Fran’s Deli, Kings Supermarket, Del Frisco’s, Planet Mac, ChocoPain, Coca Cola, How Commets, as well as the Beta Theta Pi, Chi Phi, Delta Phi Epsilon, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Sigma, Phi Sigma Sigma, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Nu, Omega Phi Beta and Theta Phi Alpha Greek houses from Stevens Campus, Hoboken resident Silvia Santagati and Lawrenceville resident Sikh Sabha Temple.
Last, but not certainly not least, thank you to Hoboken C.E.R.T. Thank you all for your kindness and generosity and for essentially taking care of us while we were trying to take care of the city.
On behalf of everyone involved that day, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. All that you did to help was truly appreciated.
In all of the chaos we may not have gotten everyone’s names, so if there’s anyone we left out please accept our apology.
Hoboken PBA & PSOA Local #2