Category Archives: police history

PAPD Captain Kathy Mazza-Delosh: Woman of Action, Healer of Hearts

By Mercedes Guzman, Media Relations Police Blogger The late Captain Kathy Mazza was a tough, no-nonsense but altruistic woman who commanded respect from both male and female police cadets as Commander of the Port Authority Police Academy, before she met … Continue reading

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The Jackie Robinson of the PAPD: Dr. Cyril O. Byron, Sr.

By Mercedes Guzman, Media Relations, Police Blogger In 1948, the year after Jackie Robinson famously broke the color barrier as the first African American to play Major League Baseball, Dr. Cyril O. Byron, Sr. blazed his own trail by joining … Continue reading

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PAPD Lovebirds: Partners in Love, Blue and Serendipity

By Mercedes Guzman, Media Relations, Police Blogger Twenty years ago, when Port Authority Police Lt. Kelly Hennessy first checked out her future husband, Lt. Michael Hennessy, he was in uniform, and everyone knows the kind of impression a man in … Continue reading

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