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McDermott Rises To Rank Of Captain In Emerson

Capt. Michael McDermott at his installation ceremony in Emerson with his granddaughter.
Capt. Michael McDermott at his installation ceremony in Emerson with his granddaughter. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
Emerson Chief Michael Mazzeo, right, talks about Capt. Michael McDermott as the new captain looks on.
Emerson Chief Michael Mazzeo, right, talks about Capt. Michael McDermott as the new captain looks on. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
Emerson Councilman Chris Knoller congratulates newly installed Capt. Michael McDermott Tuesday night.
Emerson Councilman Chris Knoller congratulates newly installed Capt. Michael McDermott Tuesday night. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash
Emerson Police Chief Michael Mazzeo, left, and Capt. Michael McDermott. Both rose to their ranks recently following the retirement of former Chief Donald Rossi.
Emerson Police Chief Michael Mazzeo, left, and Capt. Michael McDermott. Both rose to their ranks recently following the retirement of former Chief Donald Rossi. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash

EMERSON, N.J. — In a packed Emerson Council chambers, Councilman Chris Knoller swore in Capt. Michael McDermott Tuesday night while his family and other well-wishers cheered.

McDermott, the father of four, thanked the council for having the ceremony while his son and his family were in town.

Chief Michael Mazzeo sang McDermott’s praises, saying he must be a great grandfather because he’s a great guy all around.

Both Mazzeo and McDermott rose to their current positions following the recent retirement of former Chief Donald Rossi.

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