Hopewell Township PD held an official promotion and awards ceremony for many of its members who were promoted within the last year. Due to the pandemic, large gatherings and award ceremonies were not possible under COVID restrictions.
Members who received new promotions include Lieutenant Jim Rosso and Sergeants Lincoln Karnoff, Bob Sparano, Gino Vastola and Joe Maccaquano.
Three members — Vastola, Chris Vaccarino and Mike Peterson — received Valor Awards for subduing and apprehending an individual armed with a knife.
Two members, Peterson and Vinnie Amabile, received a Lifesaving Award for their CPR efforts.
Lastly, two members were recognized for their academic achievements. Detective Lex Mirra received her master’s in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Officer Sandy Ferner received her juris doctorate from Widener Delaware Law School.
Pictured from left to right are Lex Mirra, Gino Vastola, Lincoln Karnoff, Vinnie Amabile, Jim Rosso, Sandy Ferner, Bob Sparano, Mike Peterson and Joe Maccaquano.