200 Club To Hold Its 31st Annual Award Reception

POINT PLEASANT BEACH – The 200 Club of Ocean County will be holding its 31st Annual Awards Reception at 6 p.m. June 7 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Toms River.

These public servants will be honored for their bravery:

•Patrolmen Mark DeGrandis and Frank Bopp of the Toms River Police Department “encountered a deadly situation with a dangerous individual.”

•Firefighter James Barker Jr. of the Lanoka Harbor Fire Department and Firefighter James Barker of the Forked River Volunteer Fire Department pulled from frigid waters a victim in a submerged vehicle.

•Laurelton Fire Company’s Chief Paul Mazzeo rescued someone from a burning apartment.

•Patrolmen Thomas Elwood and Kyle Lamar of the Toms River Police Department pulled a victim from a burning vehicle after a car accident.

•Sergeant Wayne Olejarz and Patrolman Anthony Riso of the Jackson Police Department attempted to disarm someone who assaulted family members.

•Beach Haven Police Officer Thomas Daly saved someone from a rip current.

•Beach Haven Police Officers Ashley Stahl, Hunter Ellenberger, and John Mitchell rescued a drowning swimmer.

•Harvey Cedars Police Detective Christopher Oldham rescued a swimmer caught in a rip current.

•Chief Robert Burnaford of the Harvey Cedars Police Department rescued a swimmer caught in a rip current.

•Sergeant Edmund Mooney of the Toms River Police Department assisted a victim after a serious motorcycle accident.

•Former Chief Richard Beck of the Toms River Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 is being honored with a Meritorious Service Award for 60 years of fire service.

The recipients of the David Ascione Memorial Scholarships—scholarships given to family members of uniformed services personnel who attend Ocean County College—will also be announced.

Tickets are $50 per person for nonmembers. Proceeds go toward the 200 Club Fund that helps support law enforcement and emergency workers in the county.

The 200 Club of Ocean County comprises private citizens who assist families of police officers, firefighters, first aid squad members and troopers who lost their lives or were seriously injured in the line of duty.

The Club also recognizes the bravery of those men and women who in the county.

For tickets and information, call 732-600-7422 or visit 200clubofocean.org.