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Port Authority Police Department gets honors

Dozens of Port Authority police officers were honored for their service during a department medal ceremony Friday morning in Jersey City.

A total of 68 officers, detectives, sergeants, and lieutenants received three types of awards -- meritorious police duty medals, group citations, and medical medals -- during the 10 a.m. ceremony at Saint Peter's College.

Five of the cops were honored for their actions on Sept. 28 when they responded to a report of a stabbing inside the Holland Tunnel and helped save the life of a victim who had been stabbed in the chest/lung area. Sgt. Raymond Garland and officers Joseph Konopada, Giovanni Perrotta, Jonhenry Hart, Kristen Lynch-Stambuli were all awarded the Group Citation for their efforts in the tunnel.

Meritorious Police Duty Medals Sgt. David Cantinieri; Sgt. Atiba Cumberbatch; Sgt. Fabio Palermo; Sgt. Aaron Woody; Det. Sgt. Narice West; Det. Ilona Brodetsky; Det. Brian Compel (4); Det. Bryan Corradino; Det. Emillano Fuda; Det. Thomas Kemble; Det. Eric Lynch; Det. Joshua Maarleveld; Officer Brian Belfiore; Officer Jason Berrios; Officer Joseph Fisher; Officer Henry Losada; Officer Joseph Miranne; Officer Jason Nielsen; Officer Anthony Oliveto; Officer Stanley O'Neil; Officer Bryan Seeley; Officer Christopher Taffera; and Officer John Verney.

Group Citations

Lt. George Masouridis; Lt. Colin Rogers; Lt. John Schelhorn; Sgt. Frederick Corrubia; Sgt. Raymond Garland; Sgt. Troy Lopez; Det. Michele Fusco (2); Det. Juan Guzman (2); Officer Edwin Berdecia; Officer Eric Block; Officer Anthony Carrino; Officer Michael Cavezza; Officer Andrew Chartoff; Officer Nicholas D'Agostino; Officer Timothy Dench; Officer Dana Fuller (2); Officer Michael Gravina; Officer Tamara Harrington; Officer Jonhenry Hart; Officer Jonathan Harter; Officer Juman Kameel; Officer Christopher Karulski; Officer Joseph Konopada; Officer Giovanni Perrotta; Officer Russell Polanco; Officer Donna Przybyzewski; Officer Ronak Rana; Officer Jonathan Roche; Officer Emmanuel Rodriguez; Officer Robert Wallace; Officer Mark Wargocki; Officer Barry Williams; Officer Steven Zurlnick.

Medical Medals

Sgt. Sean Spollen; Officer Brian McGraw; Officer Alberto Barrera; Officer Matthew Caravano; Officer David Imparato; Officer Joseph Konopada; Officer Jeffrey Leiter; Officer Manuel Martinez; Officer Daniel Murray; Officer Brian Pabst; Officer Brian Puglissi; Officer Jeffrey Solomon; and Officer Robert Quigley.