RECOGNITION OF DETECTIVE JUAN H. VASQUEZ -- (Extensions of Remarks - October 07, 2004)
Mr. PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I would like to call the attention of my colleagues to Detective Juan H. Vasquez, a distinguished gentleman from my district, who is being honored by the Latino American Association of Monmouth County, Inc., as they celebrate their Eleventh Annual Awards Banquet.
A life long resident of Long Branch, Juan was born at Monmouth Medical Center on November of 1969. In June of 1988, he graduated from Long Branch High School and in September of that same year, began undergraduate studies at Kean College (now Kean University). In January of 1993, Juan graduated from Kean College with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. In April of 1993, he started employment at the Monmouth County Division of Social Services, where he was employed as an Income Maintenance Worker until September of 1997. In October of 1997, he began his law enforcement career when he was hired by the City of Long Branch as a Police Officer. He attended the New Jersey State Police Academy in Sea Girt, NJ, and graduated from the 196th Municipal Class in January of 1998.
After graduating from the Police Academy, he started working in the Patrol Division as a Patrolman. In February of 2000 he was transferred to the Criminal Division of the Detective Bureau where he holds the current title of Detective.
Juan continues to live in Long Branch with his wife of 10 years, Tara, and his two children, Emelie who is 6 years old and Zachary age four.
Mr. Speaker, it is my sincere hope that my colleagues will join me in honoring and recognizing, Detective Juan H. Vasquez, as the Latino American Association of Monmouth County honors him for his unwavering commitment to the Latino community as well as the Long Branch Police Department.