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Bellmawr Police Department Honored As Triton’s Hometown Heroes

The Bellmawr Police Department was recently honored as “Hometown Heroes” by Triton Regional High School.

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Chief Willam Walsh of the Bellmawr Police Department was joined by Triton students and Cpl. Arty Tessier, Ptl. Jared Walton, Ptl. Kevin Stinger, Capt. Scott Parker, Cpl. John Mader, Cpl. Ron Miller, and Ptl. Anthony Franklin. (Image credit: Melissa Sheppard).

Established in September, 2013, the Hometown Heroes program honors people or organizations that make a difference and improve the community. Those selected are recognized for their honorable character and selfless acts, explained Lori Hunt, Instructional Mathematics Coach at Triton.

On Monday, Chief William Walsh, along with several other members of the Bellmawr Police Department, were acknowledged during a pre-game ceremony prior to the boys’ varsity basketball game.


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Above is the plaque Triton Regional High School awarded to the Bellmawr Police Department during the pre-game ceremony. Below is the letter from Triton Principal, Melissa Sheppard, informing the Bellmawr PD that they were named Hometown Heroes. (Photos courtesy: Bellmawr PD Facebook)

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How to Nominate a Hometown Hero

Hunt said that recipients are electronically nominated via the nomination form and selected by a committee. Currently, there are three students on the committee who contact each nominee to congratulate them and obtain information about the nominee or their organization. The students use that information for their presentation when giving the nominee their plaque.

To find out more about the Hometown Heroes program and to view all of the previous recipients, click here to be directed┬áto the Hometown Heroes tab on Triton’s website.