The Top 10: a rundown of the most-read stories on Fort Lee Patch for the month of August.
A competitor in the Ironman U.S. Championship in New York and New Jersey died on Aug. 11 after being pulled from the Hudson River in the morning after experiencing signs of distress. Early on the morning of Aug. 4, Edgewater Police were called to the Aventine Apartment Complex on Thompson Lane at 2:41am for a reported vehicle accident on Gorge Road. Samantha Engravalle, the wife of Fort Lee Superintendent of Schools Steven Engravalle, died. She was 40 years old. Carrie Wong, 30, of Fort Lee, was struck by a 2009 black Chevy SUV driven by 64-year-old Charles Hays of Edgewater Aug. 10, according to Fort Lee police. Police asked for the public's help in searching for a Fort Lee woman and her three young children who had not been seen since …
Police Officer Glenn Iafrate, a 17-year veteran of the Fort Lee Police Department, is the “Chief’s Award” recipient for August, police announced. A graduate of Montclair State University, Iafrate currently serves in the Fort Lee Police Traffic Bureau.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The following article was submitted to Patch for publication by the Fort Lee Police Department: A member of the Fort Lee Police Department since 1995, Police Officer Glenn Iafrate has been selected to receive the Chief’s Award for the month of August. The recipients of this award are chosen by Fort Lee Police Chief Thomas O. Ripoli for their distinguished service to the Fort Lee Police Department, as well as to the citizens of Fort Lee. Iafrate graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School in Demarest in 1981. He attended college at Montclair State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in 1987. In 1988, Iafrate enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. In August of 1990, when Iraq invaded Kuwait, his …