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.