Pride * Dedication * Faternity


2nd Annual Wine and Spirits Tasting Social

Bridgewater PBA Local 174  2nd Annual final
Come join us for our 2nd Annual Wine and Spirits Tasting Social, sponsored by

Super Saver Liquors Rt. 22 East Somerville, NJ on May 6th at the Bridgewater Manor from 6pm-10pm. Tickets are $60 per person and include:

  • Over 60 venders of wine, spirits and beer
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Buffet
  • Cigars
  • Live music

For tickets or more info contact: (908)-963-8960,

Please make checks payable to Bridgewater PBA 174

Must be 21 and over, ID required.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bridgewater PBA 174 Civic Association

2nd Annual Flag Football Game

This Saturday night, December 12 we will be hosting the 2nd annual Bridgewater Police & Fire flag football tournament. Kick off is at 5pm at the Municipal Complex Field next to police HQ. We will be taking donations at the entrance to go towards helping a local High school student who is in need of our help. A donation will also be made to the Movember Foundation. After the tournament, Houlihan’s in Bridgewater will be hosting a fundraising event. If you are free, please join us for a great evening. See you there!!

2nd Annual Golf Outing

2nd annual golf outing


Come take part in our 2nd Annual Golf Outing at the Stanton Ridge Country Club in Whitehouse Station on August 10th! For more information, contact Detective Peter Ochs at 908-722-4111 ext 4144 or at Or visit our Golf Outing page!

July 10, 2015 – Quick Police, Paramedic, Family Response Save Young Boy’s Life


July 10, 2015 at 12:00 PM

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – What could have turned to tragedy became a miracle thanks to the quick response of family members, the Bridgewater Township Police Department and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset emergency responders.

On the morning of July 4, 1-and-a-half-year-old Camron Rodriguez, of Somerville, was with his family at a friend’s home in Martinsville, when he and a 2-year-old friend decided they wanted to put bubbles in the pool in the backyard.

The two unlocked the back door and went outside – but Rodriguez slipped, hit his head and fell into the water unconscious.

“The 2-and-a-half-year-old tried to pull him out but couldn’t because he was too heavy,” said Kristin Hartrum, Camron’s mother. “So he came and got me.”

She and her fiancé, Anthony Rodriguez, found their son lying on the top of the water on the steps into the pool.

“I thought it was a doll in the pool, I didn’t think it was him,” she said. “He was on the steps where there is a railing, on the top of the water.”

Anthony Rodriguez grabbed his son out of the pool and started doing chest compressions, while Hatrum administered CPR and a friend inside the house called 911.

County dispatchers Brianna Retsis and Mike Misciagna received the call, and they immediately sent officers out.

“It was the fastest response time I have ever seen these guys get,” Retsis said. “I dispatched the police and it took them less than four minutes to get there from the opposite side of town.”

Bridgewater Township Police Officer Brian Sujansky was first on the scene, arriving in under four minutes from Finderne, followed seconds later by Officer Kurt Bernhard and then Sgt. Chris Fisher.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset paramedics Lauren Pauli and Scott Morrison were also dispatched immediately.

When they arrived on the scene, Sujansky said, Camron Rodriguez’s breathing was shallow and his skin was blue.

“We gave him oxygen and his color came back,” Sujansky said. “He started crying, which was the best sign.”

“The best result was just hearing him cry,” he added. “From what we came out to to the end result, it was a miracle.”

Camron Rodriguez was taken to the hospital, and spent three days in pediatric ICU before he was released.

“He has no memory loss, no brain damage and he is not even afraid of the water now,” Hartrum said.

The family, which also includes 8-year-old Chase and 5-year-old Cayden, met with the officers and paramedics Thursday to thank them for their role in saving their son.

“At least one officer checked in on us every day,” Hartrum said. “We just want to show our appreciation.”

Anthony Rodriguez was choked up as he spoke to the officers.

“We try to be the best parents we can be, but you can’t ever be 100 percent,” he said. “We are very fortunate. This was an amazing ending because of the response of you guys.”

“We are grateful, and this showed how positive teamwork can be,” he added.

Bridgewater Township Police Chief Manny Caravela said the department appreciates that the family took the time to thank them for the job they do every day.

“When the call is about little kids, it gears us up to respond more quickly,” he said. “There is nothing more gratifying than a day like this where Camron is healthy.”

Hartrum said they just wanted to express their appreciation.
“Thank you to everybody who helped, from our entire family,” she said.

Courtesy of TheBReeze

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