Posted by: Drew | March 7, 2011

Motorcycle Ride & Memorial Service to Remember Career Law Enforcement Officer Paul G. Seitz SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011

(Long Branch, NJ) – On March 19th (rain date, March 20), friends and family will honor the memory of Paul G. Seitz, the 51 year- old, decorated law enforcement officer, who lost a six-year battle with cancer one year ago, according to his fiancée, Andrea Tozzi. Riders are asked to assemble at 10:30am. The ride will start at 11am in Marine Park, Red Bank, ending at Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant (732- 870-1200), 100 Ocean Ave North, Long Branch, NJ.)

At 1:00pm a memorial service will be held on the beach (in front of Rooney’s). After the service, everyone will return to Rooney’s to celebrate Paul’s life. If you don’t own a motorcycle, just meet at Rooney’s at 1pm.  All are welcome!  According to Ms. Tozzi “We wanted to pay tribute to Paul who always faced life’s challenges with boundless strength and courage. At a time when he needed to be strong, he inspired everyone around him and gave us strength….he was larger than life in so many ways.”

Born and raised in Middletown, Mr. Seitz lived in Neptune and, before that, in Red Bank. He began his career in law enforcement in 1980 with the Long Branch police department.  In 1990, he moved his young family to Maine to take a job as an agent for the state’s drug enforcement agency. In 1991, he was named the New England Narcotics Officer of the Year. That same year, he was awarded the Enrique Camarena Memorial Award for the largest cocaine bust in the history of Maine. He returned to New Jersey in 1993 and worked for the Monmouth Beach police department before joining the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office in 1996. As a major crimes detective for the prosecutor’s office, he was instrumental in solving many high-profile cases. One of his proudest accomplishments was his role in solving the 1968 Durrua murder. The case had gone unsolved for decades when Mr. Seitz began looking into it.  His investigation ultimately led to the serial killer, Robert Zarinsky, who was charged with the murder in 2008.  Although Mr. Seitz had retired from the prosecutor’s office in 2006, and was by then in the midst of a fierce fight for his own life, he attended the court hearing when Zarinsky was formally charged.

For Further information: Andrea Tozzi – 732-610-0346

 

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