Atlantic City Police Officer Recognized For Life Saving Action After Stabbing Incident

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ATLANTIC CITY – Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill and the ACPO staff congratulate Atlantic City Police Department’s Officer Joseph Bereheiko who was recognized at the Annual TOP COPS Awards Ceremony on Oct. 15, 2021, in Washington, D.C., for his quick actions while on duty on December 18, 2020, that contributed to saving the life of a stabbing victim in Atlantic City.

“I applaud Atlantic City Police Officer Joseph Bereheiko for his commitment to the service of the victims of violent crimes and for his response in saving the life of a woman who had been stabbed on December 18, 2020. Officer Joseph Bereheiko’s quick actions in response to this incident show how deserving he is of this recognition,” said Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill.

Each year since 1994 NAPO has presented the TOP COPS Awards® Ceremony. The purpose of the TOP COPS Awards® is to educate the American public about our nation’s heroes and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers in federal, state, county, tribal and local agencies from across the country for actions above and beyond the call of duty during the preceding year. Our TOP COPS are nominated by fellow officers. An independent Awards Selection Committee comprised of national law enforcement representatives select, from hundreds of nominations, one TOP COP case from each of the 50 States and U.S. territories. Officers from the top ten cases are selected as our TOP COPS Award® Winners. In each remaining state, one case has been selected for which the officer(s) will receive an Honorable Mention award.

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