A Lakewood Police officer bids farewell to his post after serving for 25 years.

Lakewood police officer Brian Pugliese surrounded by friends and family at retirement celebration (TheLakewoodScoop.com)


Lakewood police officer Brian Pugliese at retirement celebration (TheLakewoodScoop.com)

The Township Police Department held a retirement ceremony for Officer Frank "Brian" Pugliese at wthe Municipal Auditorium Monday afternoon, where he reportedly wore his late father's badge, who was also a Lakewood Police Officer.

According to the Lakewood Scoop, the ceremony included comments from Police Chief Rob Lawson and a presentation by the Lakewood PBA.

Following the ceremony, he was escorted to the township's border by a caravan of police vehicles.