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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Proclamation for Officer Bua who stopped an armed robbery on his way home


            WHEREAS the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Passaic is desirous of recognizing one of its own, Sheriff’s Officer Anthony Bua; and

WHEREAS Sheriff’s Officer Anthony Bua, was in full uniform and on his way to work on December 31, 2016 at approximately 10:47 p.m., when he observed an assailant knock a victim to the ground in front of 226 Main Street in Paterson, the assailant was standing over the victim with what appeared to be a black handgun in his right hand; and

WHEREAS Anthony Bua immediately stopped and exited his vehicle, identified himself as a Passaic County Sheriff’s Officer and drew his weapon ordering the suspect to stop, the suspect then stepped away and began to run, Officer Bua took pursuit and again ordered the man to stop and he did so dropping the gun, and Officer Bua ordered him to get down on the ground and proceeded to handcuff him; and

WHEREAS Officer Bua then contacted the Sheriff’s Department Dispatch and Paterson Police Department Officers arrived on the scene and the suspect was taken to the Paterson Police Department for processing; and

WHEREAS had it not been for the immediate response by Sheriff’s Officer Anthony Bua, this victim and/or other members of the community may have been seriously injured; and

WHEREAS this Board wishes to express its gratitude and appreciation to Corrections Officer Anthony Bua by recognizing him for his genuine interest and concern for the safety of the citizens of the County of Passaic;

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED by the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Passaic that it publicly recognizes and commends Sheriff’s Officer Anthony Bua on a job well done.

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