Farewell To DiStefano

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Last Friday night, the Verona Police Department and friends celebrated the career of Captain Fred DiStefano, who retired from the department this June after 39 years. More than 200 people turned out at the Hanover Manor, including former members of the Verona force, Cedar Grove officers and many town officials. There were tributes, proclamations and even one large practical joke: In the slideshow below of photos taken by John McClellan, look for the shirt with all the hashmarks on the sleeve. Normally, one is given out for every five years of service, but someone clearly thought DiStefano had been around much longer.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].

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