North Bergen Detective Roberto Maldonado was named the 2014 Officer of the Year at the Law Enforcement Appreciation Day ceremony in township hall yesterday. Police Chief Robert Dowd and Mayor Nick Sacco presented the award, recognizing Maldonado for outstanding achievement in the field.
“I respectfully report that my recommendation for the 2014 Officer of the Year is Roberto Maldonado,” said Dowd, reading a January 5 memo sent to Capt. Patrick Irwin.
“As you’re aware, Det. Maldonado is a 19-year veteran for the police department. He’s currently assigned as a detective to the major case unit.”
Dowd went on to explain just a few examples of Maldonado’s fine police work.
“Everything he’s done, believe me, stopping the person who was robbing people at gun point, was so very critical,” commended Sacco.