| 1989 - Trooper
Patrick J. O'Dwyer #4091
During a four-year period culminating in 1989,
while assigned to Troop "C" Fort Dix Barracks and
Hightstown Barracks, Trooper O'Dwyer effected over
400 criminal arrests, 200 drinking arrests and
seized illicit contraband valued in excess of 3 million
1988 - Trooper William T. Sweeney
During 1988, while assigned to Troop "D"
Moorestown Barracks, Trooper Sweeney effected the arrests
of 94 persons on various criminal charges and seized in
excess of $800,000 in illicit contraband and 31
1987 - Trooper John S. Cuzzupe
During 1987, while assigned to Troop "A"
Woodstown Barracks, Trooper Cuzzupe effected the arrests
of 80 persons after initiating 56 patrol related
investigations. Seized as a result of his efforts was illicit
narcotics valued in excess of 5.7 million dollars.
1986 - Detective I Francis Simonetta
During 1986, while assigned to the Investigations
Bureau, Detective I Simonetta, while acting in an
undercover capacity, gathered evidence against organized
crime associates responsible for a large scale illegal
gambling network. As a result of his efforts, 80 persons
were arrested and $120,000 in cash was seized.
1985 - Trooper II James E. Campbell
During 1985, while assigned to Troop "A"
Woodstown Barracks, Trooper II Campbell effected the
arrests of 44 persons on various criminal charges and
seized in excess of 170 pounds of cocaine and 145
pounds of marijuana.
1984 - Trooper I Andrew Mastella
During 1984, while assigned to Troop "A"
Woodstown Barracks, Trooper I Mastella effected the
arrests of 35 persons on various criminal charges and
seized in excess of 100 pounds of cocaine and ½
ton of marijuana.
1983 - Trooper Mark Weber #3474
Trooper James E. Campbell #3233
During 1983, while assigned to Troop "A" Woodstown
Barracks, Trooper Mark Weber and Trooper James Campbell,
the co-recipients of this year's award, were responsible for
the seizures of controlled dangerous substances valued
in excess of 3.5 million dollars. Information developed
by Troopers Weber and Campbell as a result of one arrest revealed
the subject arrested was responsible for laundering 250
million dollars in illegal narcotic profits through international
1982 - Trooper Brian Caffrey
During 1982, while assigned to Troop "D"
Moorestown Barracks, Trooper Caffrey was responsible
for five major seizures of controlled dangerous substances
valued in excess of 1.2 million dollars.
1981 - Trooper Nicholas F. Theodos
During 1981, while assigned to Troop "D"
New Brunswick Barracks, Trooper Theodos was confronted
by an armed assailant and was fired upon. While maintaining
his composure, Trooper Theodos returned fire in his
own defense and that of another trooper ended the bizarre
1980 - Trooper John Wild #2726
During 1980, while assigned to Troop "C"
Fort Dix, Trooper Wild disregarded his own safety and
rescued the driver of a tractor trailer who was
trapped in his overturned vehicle. During this same year
while off duty, Trooper Wild again disregarded his
own personal safety when he wrestled a handgun away
from and arrested a subject who was firing at patrons
in the Cherry Hill Mall.