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End DWI Vigil In Hackensack Draws Loved Ones, Law Enforcement

Loved ones lined up on one side and a police honor guard on the other, as a procession of police vehicles passed.
Loved ones lined up on one side and a police honor guard on the other, as a procession of police vehicles passed. Photo Credit: PHOTOS: Darren Sucorowski
Bergen County Police Honor Guard during End DWI Sabers & Roses event in Hackensack.
Bergen County Police Honor Guard during End DWI Sabers & Roses event in Hackensack. Photo Credit: PHOTOS: Darren Sucorowski
End DWI President Lynn Sucorowski
End DWI President Lynn Sucorowski Photo Credit: PHOTOS: Darren Sucorowski
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal Photo Credit: PHOTOS: Darren Sucorowski
Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino
Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino Photo Credit: PHOTOS: Darren Sucorowski
Monday night's gathering at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack.
Monday night's gathering at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack. Photo Credit: PHOTOS: Darren Sucorowski
The candlelit procession.
The candlelit procession. Photo Credit: PHOTOS: Darren Sucorowski
The purpose is to "remember those who were killed by drunk drivers and bring awareness to the dangers of drinking and driving," End DWI President Lynn Sucorowski said.
The purpose is to "remember those who were killed by drunk drivers and bring awareness to the dangers of drinking and driving," End DWI President Lynn Sucorowski said. Photo Credit: PHOTOS: Darren Sucorowski

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- A procession of police cars, their path illuminated by candles, followed the reading of names of more than 350 victims of drunk drivers during a solemn END DWI Sabers & Roses event Monday night in Hackensack.

END DWI President Lynn Sucorowski addressed the gathering of law enforcement officers and loved ones of victims.

So did Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal and Sheriff Michael Saudino, pledging to continue their mission to end such tragedies.

Westwood Police Chief Frank Regino, the president of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association, did the same during the ceremony at the county administration building.

The purpose, Sucorowski told Daily Voice, is to "remember those who were killed by drunk drivers and bring awareness to the dangers of drinking and driving."

Particularly poignant during the reading were the groupings of victims with the same surnames, indicating multiple deaths.

Candles were then given to families and friends of the victims before everyone went outside.

There the loved ones lined up on one side and a police honor guard on the other, as a procession of police vehicles passed.

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