The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers is adding to its fleet of HERO police patrol cars.

A ceremony is set for this Thursday, May 27, 2021 (12:00 noon) at the Longport Police Station.

This important event will dedicate the HERO Campaign’s newest patrol cars from Longport, Pleasantville and Vineland.

It’s happening in coordination with the official launch of the HERO Campaign’s annual “Summer of HEROES” initiative.

The focus is to prevent drunk driving. The cars display the campaign’s safety message, “Be a HERO. Be a Designated Driver,” and will serve as rolling billboards as they travel around their communities on traffic duty, at special events, and at area schools.

Here’s a sneak peek look at the Longport HERO Humvee, repainted navy blue and displaying the HERO Campaign’s life-saving message.

It is a magnificent vehicle, that will help law enforcement and The HERO Canpaign save lives.

John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers
John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers

The former military Humvee will be dedicated in memory of Longport resident and philanthropist James Klinghoffer, a longtime supporter of the police department.

Current HERO cruisers from six other South Jersey police departments also will be on-hand for the ceremony.

The Vineland cruiser honors the memory of two fallen heroes: police Sergeant Baron McCoy, who died in 2015, and Mark R. McGinly, the son of William and Patricia McGinly, who died in the Twin Towers disaster on 9/11, 2001.

The McGinlys will attend the ceremony with Sgt. McCoy’s wife Priscilla, sponsored the Vineland HERO cruiser.

Bill and Muriel Elliott, co-founders of the HERO Campaign will join other dignitaries in dedicating the newest HERO Campaign police patrol cars.

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SOURCE: Bill Elliott “Hurley in the Morning” - WPG Talk Radio interview from Monday, May 24, 2021. Photos provided to WPG by Bill Elliott.


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