Sometimes it’s just the little things, like helping a small animal, that put a smile on a police officer’s face on a routine work day.
National Police Week is coming to a close.
With that, the Retro Pic of the Day honors the Rumson Police Department with a glimpse of its officers of the past, courtesy of a photo from the Rumson PD Facebook page.
Whatever year it was, it looks as though there were eight officers in the department then.
Our guess, considering the uniforms, that Perri Eli was chief at the time.
The photo features: Henry Kruse, James Wallace, David Kenney, Edmond Desmond, Perri Eli, John Connett, Seth Johnson and William Zerr.
Do you know who the juvenile officer was at the time? Ranks? Who was your favorite old time police officer from when you were growing up?
Have you thanked a police officer today?
— Elaine Van Develde
If you like crabbing and want to contribute to a cause, the Ninth Annual Rumson PBA Crab Tournament may be the event for you.
The event, which involves a crabbing tournament from 6 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 15 costs $65 per boat and proceeds benefit Monmouth County Ducks Unlimited for Wetlands Conservation and Hunters Helping Heroes.
First, second and third place awards will be given for the most crabs caught and a grand prize will be awarded for the largest crab.
There are two more days to sign up, according to a Rumson Police Department post on Facebook. And, t-shirts and sweatshirts are for sale as well.
Call the Rumson Police Department to register or click here for more information.
A car went up in flames at Rumson Country Club on Father’s Day; and, just about as quickly as the fire ignited, it was extinguished by first responders.
With scant details, the Rumson Police Department posted a 24-second video of the Sunday fire at about 3 p.m. and the firemen putting it out.
“Great job by The Rumson Fire Department extinguishing a vehicle fire at the Rumson Country Club,” the post said. “Happy Father’s Day from R.P.D.”
No further details were available as of press time. Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect will add information when it becomes available.
— Photo/screenshot of Rumson Police Department Facebook page video