South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka reminds everyone during this National Police Week not to forget those South Brunswick officers who gave their lives in the line of duty for the community.
“Each day the men and women of the South Brunswick Police Department set out to improve the lives of the community we serve. This week reminds us never to forget the ultimate sacrifice some of our fellow officers made in the protection and service of our community," said Hayducka.
The National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. has the names of two South Brunswick officers inscribed on it. Here is their information
Patrolman John Gurnovich
On June 1, 1966, Gurnovich responded to a disturbance at the Kendall Park bowling alley. Patrolman Gurnovich struggled with a suspect who punched him in the chest. Patrolman Gurnovich suffered a heart attack and was rushed to a hospital where he remained until his death 12 days later.
Patrolman Robert Cardone
On October 17, 1989, Cardone was assisting another officer on a traffic stop on the highway when he was struck by a passing motorist and killed.
At his funeral, bagpipes played "Amazing Grace" as he was laid to rest.