The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office held a Veterans Day event Wednesday to honor employees who are veterans or are actively involved in some military service.

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo presented a certificate, pin and other tokens of recognition to three employees hired in the last year who have served their country.

Detectives Sheron Kee, Mark Cunard and Christopher Leone joined 14 other Prosecutor’s Office employees who are veterans or currently serve in the Reserve or National Guard.

“Courage, conviction, bravery and honor – these are all traits shared by those in the military and law enforcement,” Prosecutor Colalillo said. “Whether it’s military personnel deployed in a war-torn Afghani village, detectives working a crime scene in a violence-plagued Camden neighborhood or prosecutors arguing in court to put criminal behind cars, all seek the same end result – peace.”

Employees’ family members who are veterans were also encouraged to attend the luncheon.  They were individually recognized and presented with mugs and T-shirts.

“Our gratitude remains unwavering,” Prosecutor Colalillo said. “Our indebtedness is ever-present.”

Additionally, Detective Janene Bahr was recognized as an honorary veteran for the selfless work she has done to support veterans and the office’s Veterans Recognition Committee.

Founded in 2010, the Veterans Recognition Committee provides support to families of deployed staff members while they are overseas.  The services are tailored to the individual needs of the families and range from bringing them food and clothing to helping with home repair and child care.

Released Wednesday, November 12, 2014.