| 1999 - Detective
Sergeant John J. Quigley III #3440
While assigned to Troop "D" Criminal Investigations Office,
Det. Sergeant Quigley distinguished himself in several criminal
investigations. One investigation resulted in the arrest of
12 individuals for a double homicide. During another incident
Det. Sergeant Quigley assisted in subduing the driver of a
tractor trailer, who was attempting to run over troop cars.
Det. Sergeant Quigley is also credited with saving a baby
he helped deliver on the New Jersey Turnpike. The baby was
born with the umbilical cord around its neck and wasn't breathing.
Det. Sergeant Quigley removed the cord and started the baby
1999 - Detective I William Robb
While assigned to the Investigations Bureau, Detective
Robb spearheaded an investigation into an Auto Theft Trafficking
Network dealing in high end vehicles. The investigation culminated
with the indictment of 12 individuals, the recovery of $500,000
in stole vehicles and the dismantling of a criminal enterprise.
1998 - Trooper Scott Gonzalez
While assigned to Troop "B" Hope Barracks, Trooper Gonzalez
responded to a call of an individual armed with a shotgun
enroute to his estranged girlfriend's residence to inflict
bodily harm. Trooper Gonzalez observed the vehicle traveling
on the highway and began following the vehicle. Trooper Gonzalez
had previous contact with the subject and was aware of his
violent nature. Trooper Gonzalez followed the vehicle into
a long driveway and blocked the suspects escape. The suspect
rammed Trooper Gonzalez's vehicle pinning him inside. Tpr.
Gonzalez was fatally wounded during the ensuing gun battle.
This engagement interrupted the flight of an armed and dangerous
individual, until his apprehension by fellow troopers.
1998 - Detective I Matthew M.
While assigned to the Investigations Bureau, Det. Wilson
initiated an in depth, wide scope investigation including
Arson for Profit, Insurance Fraud, Official Misconduct and
Racketeering. This investigation resulted in the indictment
of the arsonist and 16 other individuals for related charges
of Insurance Fraud, Racketeering and Official Misconduct.
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1996 - Det. I Richard Lane #3545
During 1996, while assigned to the Investigations
Bureau, Detective Lane initiated an investigation
into a large scale international auto theft conspiracy.
Through Detective Lane's efforts, sufficient evidence
was gathered to secure the arrests of 20 people and
recover stolen vehicles valued in excess of 8 million
1995 - Trooper I Darryl Albonico
During 1995, while assigned to the Field Services
Section, Trooper Albonico effected the arrests of
40 persons on drug related offenses. Seized as a result
of his efforts were 358 pounds of marijuana and 622
pounds of cocaine. The value of the illicit contraband
seized was in excess of 30 million dollars.
1994 - Trooper II Raymond Lasso
During 1994, while assigned to Troop "B"
Hope Barracks, Trooper Lasso effected the arrests
of 25 persons on various criminal charges. Seized as a
result of these arrests were illicit drugs valued in excess
of 6 million dollars. Most notably among these arrests
was the seizure of 99 kilos of cocaineduring one road
1993 - Detective I Gregory Wilson
Sergeant Joseph Fuentes #3190
During 1993, while assigned to the Intelligence Services
Bureau, Detective I Gregory Wilson and Det. Sergeant
Joseph Fuentes, the co-recipients of this year's award,
were responsible for investigating the use of parts
of northern New Jersey as cocaine transportation staging
areas. Seized as a result of their efforts were illicit drugs
valued in excess of 49 million dollars.
1992 - Trooper Patrick J. O'Dwyer
During 1992, while assigned to Troop "C"
Allenwood Barracks, Trooper O'Dwyer effected the arrests
of 77 persons after initiating 69 separate patrol
related investigations. Seized as a result of his efforts
was illicit contraband in excess of $228,000.
1991 - Detective Sergeant Edward
Detective Sergeant William Newsome #3043
During 1991, while assigned to the Intelligence Services
Bureau, Det. Sergeant Quirk and Det. Sergeant William
Newsome, the co-recipients of this year's award, were
responsible for wholesale infiltration of elements
of New York/New Jersey and Philadelphia organized crime
families. The investigation, dubbed "Operation Broadsword,"
was highlighted by one of the first ever recordings
of the induction of a soldier into an organized crime
1990 - Detective II Frank E.
During 1990, while assigned to the Investigations
Bureau, Detective Rodgers, while acting in an undercover
capacity, effected the arrests of 50 persons and seized
illicit contraband and proceeds valued in excess of 11