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3 Runnemede Police Officers Honored For Apprehending Human Trafficking Suspect

Runnemede Police officers Sgt. William Sampolski, Ptlm. Robert Alexander, and Ptlm. William Ortiz, were honored at the December 6 Council meeting by Mayor Nick Kappatos, members of Council, and Chief Paul Daily for outstanding police work.

Chief Daily presented the officers with Certificates of Merit and said that on October 31, 2016 at approximately 10:45 p.m., the three officers responded to the Runnemede Days Inn for a dispute between a man and a woman. The officers’ investigation later found that the woman was being held against her will and she was being used for human trafficking along with another female, he said.

The officers’ officers investigation led to an arrest of a suspect who was charged with human trafficking, promoting prostitution, and aggravated assault.

Chief Daily stated: “These three officers went above and beyond their call of duty and later, helped that female out and got her back with her family.” The perpetrator was sent to the Camden County Jail, he said.

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All Photos by SJO. From left Ptlm. William Ortiz, Police Chief Paul Daily, Ptlm. Robert Alexander, and Sgt. William Sampolski and Mayor Nick Kappatos.
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Above and below: Police Chief Paul Daily commends Ptlm. William Ortiz, Ptlm. Robert Alexander, and Sgt. William Sampolski. Also pictured are Councilwoman Eleanor Kelly and Mayor Nick Kappatos.

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From left: Councilman Robert Farrell, Councilman John Ranieri, Councilwoman Eleanor Kelly, Ptlm. William Ortiz, Police Chief Paul Daily, Ptlm. Robert Alexander, and Sgt. William Sampolski and Mayor Nick Kappatos. The officers were recognized for outstanding police work.

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Utility’s Emergency Services Partnership Program Assists County Fire Marshals

Mays Landing  – Atlantic City Electric (ACE) reminds residents of the importance of having working fire safety alarms throughout their homes and to test the alarms monthly to ensure they are working properly.

ACE provided these life-saving devices to thousands of South Jersey residents.

Through its Emergency Services Partnership Program, Atlantic City Electric recently donated 700 10-year long-life fire safety alarms to Burlington and Camden counties. ACE donated a total of 2,800 smoke alarms to fire marshals in the eight counties the company serves to provide this much needed resource to New Jersey residents in need.

“We are extremely proud to once again partner with our county fire marshals to donate smoke alarms to help keep residents safe,” said Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric region president. “We’re pleased to continue to support public safety entities including fire service, law enforcement and emergency management through donations like this.”

Lowe’s Home Improvement supplied the smoke alarms at a reduced cost to help support this effort. Since 2000, Atlantic City Electric has donated 31,820 smoke alarms to fire safety officials in southern New Jersey.

Atlantic City Electric’s Emergency Services Partnership Program provides resources for safety initiatives, education, recruitment and retention activities, and scholarship opportunities for police, fire, and emergency management officials.

 

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Pictured left to right are Jonathan L. Young Sr., Camden County Freeholder; Tom Reilly, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Atlantic City Electric; Paul Sandrock, Camden County Chief Fire Marshal; Sam Troutman, Chief, Haddon Fire Company; Joe Palumbo, Chief, Pennsauken Fire Department; and Nick Scardino, Chief, Haddon Heights Fire Department. Through its Emergency Services Partnership Program, Atlantic City Electric recently donated 350 smoke alarms to Camden County. (Photo Provided)
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Pictured left to right are Mary Ann O’Brien, Burlington County Freeholder; Tom Reilly, senior public affairs manager, Atlantic City Electric; Robert W. Carr Jr., Burlington County Fire Marshal; Stephen Woods Jr., Burlington County Assistant Fire Marshal; and John Drinkard, Director, Burlington County Public Safety. Through its Emergency Services Partnership Program, Atlantic City Electric recently donated 350 smoke alarms to Burlington County. (Photo Provided)

(Source: Press Release, Atlantic City Electric)