| 1979 - Trooper
Philip Lamonaco #2663
During 1979, while assigned to Troop "B"
Blairstown Barracks, Trooper Lamonaco was responsible
for initiating 44 separate patrol related investigations
resulting in the arrests 66 persons and the seizure
of illicit contraband valued in excess of $500,000.
1978 - Trooper Richard F. Kitson
During 1978, while assigned to Troop "C"
Bordentown Barracks, Trooper Kitson distinguished himself
by his extraordinary act of valor while attempting
to save the life of a child who had fallen through
ice on a frozen pond.
1977 - Trooper Andrew P. Mastella
During 1977, while assigned to Troop "A"
Woodstown Barracks, Trooper Mastella was responsible
for four separate major seizures of controlled dangerous
substances valued in excess of 1.4 million dollars.
1976 - Trooper Richard V. Roberts
During 1976, while assigned to Troop "B"
Somerville Barracks, Trooper Roberts was seriously
wounded while effecting the arrests of two armed bank robbers,
During the exchange of gunfire, Trooper Roberts wounded
one of his assailants.
1975 - Trooper Robert P. Hopkins
During 1975, while assigned to Troop "B"
Clinton Barracks, Trooper Hopkins effected the arrests
of 153 persons on 360 different criminal charges
after initiating 73 separate patrol related investigations.
1974 - Trooper Cornel D. Plebani
During 1974, while assigned to Troop "D"
Newark Barracks, Trooper Plebani engaged in courageous
actions at the scene of a multiple vehicle accident
and fire on the New Jersey Turnpike.
1973 - Trooper James Harper
During 1973, while assigned to Troop "D"
New Brunswick Barracks, Trooper Harper was severely
wounded in a gun battle with Black Liberation Army
members. During the gun battle, fellow Trooper Werner Forester
and one of the three assailants were mortally wounded.
Trooper Harper's actions under fire were directly responsible
for bringing the perpetrators of this heinous offense to justice.
1972 - Trooper Gary F. Goble
During 1972, while assigned to Troop "B"
Sussex Barracks, Trooper Goble effected 147 arrests
on 231 separate criminal charges. Recovered as a result
of Trooper Goble's efforts was stolen property valued in excess
1971 - Trooper Charles R. Thom
During 1971, while assigned to Troop "D"
Moorestown Barracks, Trooper Thom effected 199 arrests
after initiating 90 separate patrol related investigations.
The investigations ranged from a variety of narcotic
offenses to weapons trafficking and possession of stolen
1970 - Trooper Louis Parisi
During 1970, while assigned to Troop "C"
Fort Dix Barracks, Detective Parisi was responsible
for effecting the arrests of 96 persons on 221
separate criminal charges.