West New York officials honored all the various law enforcement agencies involved in the 12-hour police standoff on February 5 that ended in a peaceful surrender.
West New York Police Director Robert Antolos kicked off the event by praising the ability of over a dozen agencies to work together on February 5, resulting in zero injuries.
Mayor Felix Roque, also the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, commended the officers on the restraint they used that day.
Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (D-32), whose son Adrian was honored for working dispatch for WNYPD during the incident, thanked police on behalf of Sheriff Frank Schillari and continued the trend of applauding everyone on a job well done.
Among the dozens honored included the office’s of the county prosecutor and sheriff, North Bergen police, West New York police, the Bergen County and West New York SWAT, the crime scene negotiators, Union City police, Weehawken police, Guttenberg police, the FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue and numerous local EMS workers who responded to the scene.