EOW: July 22, 2015
Northfield Police Department, NJ
Law Enforcement United, NJ Division, Motor Escort
("Marty") 50, of Northfield passed away peacefully on July 22, 2015. Marty was a Sergeant with the Northfield Police Department. He was also a Drill Instructor, Emergency Vehicle Operations Course at Atlantic County Police Training Center. He was a member of PBA Local #77 and a member of Trinity Lodge #79.
Marty was a graduate of Henry Hudson High School class of 1983, in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. He started his law enforcement career at Atlantic County Correctional Facility. He graduated from Special Law Enforcement Academy in 1995. After graduation, he worked with the Wildwood Police Department until 1997 when he was hired by the Northfield Police Department. He was a Bicycle Patrol Officer, graduated from Atlantic City Police Department, a Basic Course for Police Officers graduate, DARE Instructor graduate, Methods of Instruction Course graduate, Child Safety Seat Technician graduate, Physical Fitness Instructor Course graduate, Police Drill Instructor Course graduate. He graduated from Philadelphia Police Academy Police Motorcycle course in 2008 and was the first Motorcycle Police Officer in Northfield. He was also a member of the Atlantic County Emergency Response Team.
Marty was a dedicated officer who served his community with honor and distinction and received many awards and commendations throughout his career including life saving award, commendation awards, certificate of merit and known as a cop's cop. He was a participant in the Police Unity Tour and Law Enforcement United and was very supportive of his Brothers and Sisters in the Law Enforcement Community.
His hobbies were his motorcycle and camping. He was an active member of the Margate Log Cabin.
He is survived by the love of his life; his wife Debra; two daughters Felicia and Hannah; mother Phyllis Peary; brother Michael (Kim); sister Maureen Garrison (Brian); brother Mark; brother-in-law Robert Hogg (Shandi); two sisters-in-law Gina Godfry (George) Terri Castellani (David); nine nieces and nephews and his German Shepherd, Cash. He is predeceased by his father Lynn Peary.