PBA Delivers Holiday Cheer

By on December 22, 2015

Sgt. Robert Shafer, Police Officer TJ Conroy as “Patrick Star”, P/O Rob Juliano as “Cookie Monster”, P/O Bob Maguire as “Santa’s Elf”, P/O Brendan Huber as “Buzz LightYear”, P/O Edward Ruff as “Santa’s Elf”, P/O Bill Frazee as “Santa Claus”, Ret. P/O James Barry, P/O Chris Scheper as “Sulley ”, and Sgt. John Lecreux.

Sgt. Robert Shafer, Police Officer TJ Conroy as “Patrick Star”, P/O Rob Juliano as “Cookie Monster”, P/O Bob Maguire as “Santa’s Elf”,
P/O Brendan Huber as “Buzz LightYear”, P/O Edward Ruff as “Santa’s Elf”, P/O Bill
Frazee as “Santa Claus”, Ret. P/O James Barry, P/O Chris Scheper as
“Sulley ”, and Sgt. John Lecreux.

On Thursday December 10, members of the Verona Police PBA Local 72 hosted their 39th Annual “Holiday Costume Trip”. Verona Police Officers left their uniforms hanging neatly in their lockers for the day and instead, put on the most cheerful and creative costumes that they could find.

Officers then visited numerous special needs schools that care for children who are autistic, have cerebral palsy, or who have down syndrome. The event was created in 1976 by Retired Verona Police Captain Fred Di Stefano and still continues with the same strength and enthusiasm as it did when it began.

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“The Costume Trip is perhaps the longest running tradition that the PBA participates in,” said Police Sgt. Robert Shafer, who coordinates the event each year. “I am very proud to be a part of something so special. It gives us a chance to get together and make all these children smile and laugh. Seeing how happy the kids get definitely sets the mood for the rest of the holiday season.”

Special thanks to Keith from “Unlimited Party Bus & Limo”, for donating their time and transportation for a great cause.
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Photographs By Ed Carattini Jr., State Delegate
Verona Police P.B.A. Local 72

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