10/17/2019 - Hackensack Council Honors Class 1 Special Officer for Heroism and Recognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness

Hackensack Council Honors Class 1 Special Officer for Heroism and Recognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness


On September 14 2019, Juda DeOliveria, H-Cop, Class I Special Officer of Hackensack Police Department noticed an NJ State Trooper being assaulted on route 80 East, and pulled over his vehicle to break up the altercation. He was accompanied by retired NYPD officer Alfred Jackson in rescuing the Trooper. Tuesday night, the Hackensack Mayor and Council presented DeOliveria with a proclamation recognizing his bravery. 


“On September 14, Juda DeOliveria and Alfred Jackson did a heroic thing by pulling over on their commute to work and helping a State Trooper they had witnessed being assaulted by two individuals. Juda and Alfred sprung to action to likely save this officer's life and were instrumental in bringing this criminal act to a just conclusion,”  said Mayor John Labrosse.


Also at the Tuesday meeting, the Council approved a resolution honoring October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to increase awareness of the disease and to encourage individuals to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages. Breast Cancer is often hereditary, and individuals whose family history puts them at increased risk for breast cancer should discuss with their doctor or qualified health professional the proper prevention and early diagnosis strategies.


“Breast cancer is the second most common deadly cancer for women in the United States. Unfortunately, we all probably know someone who has battled Breast cancer” said Deputy Mayor Kathy Canestrino. “We want to be able to educate men and women on symptoms they should be aware of so it can be treated in its early stages. We also hope that by bringing awareness and promoting research, we can make treatment available to all.”