BARNEGAT – At the most recent Township Committee meeting, Mayor Frank Caputo recognized the 25th anniversary of the Barnegat Branch of the Ocean County Library as well as National Police Week with proclamations.
Caputo noted that the Barnegat Library held a 25th anniversary celebration at the library’s location on West Bay Avenue the previous month. “This library here is one of the nicest things that we have,” said Caputo. “A library…is where a learning process takes place.”
A representative from the Barnegat Library was present at the meeting to accept the proclamations.
Mayor Caputo also recognized the Barnegat Police Department and Police Chief Keith Germain with a proclamation for National Police Week. Police Week takes place from May 13-20. In addition, May 15 has been designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day.
“The members of the law enforcement agency of Barnegat Township play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the citizens…it is important that all citizens understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices, of their police department,” read Caputo from the proclamation.
Chief Germain was present to accept the proclamation at the meeting. Caputo acknowledged Germain and the entire department for what they “do every day, put their lives out there, and I thank you for doing so.”