Street Of Police Headquarters To Be Honorarily Renamed ‘Matlosz Way’

EXCLUSIVE: VIDEO: The block of Police Headquarters on 3rd Street, will
be honorarily renamed ‘Matlosz Way’, Mayor Menashe Miller confirmed exclusively to TLS this evening. The name, in honor of murdered officer Chris Matlosz, will not be in place of, but added to the 3rd Street street sign.

“This will memorialize and commemorate the great legacy of Chris Matlosz, Badge # 317, Lakewood Police Department”, Mayor Menashe Miller said.

matlosz memorial lpd car picPBA President Gary Przewoznik is excited about the idea, as are other officers of the department.

“It’s a beautiful tribute in memory of a great man”, PBA President Gary Przewoznik tells TLS. “It’s great that the officers and the public will pass that sign every day on the way to work”, he said. “It’s a good way to keep his memory alive”.

The Township will formally dedicate the name at the next Committee meeting, February 3rd. TLS.

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43 COMMENTS

  1. although i never knew chris, i am so proud of our town for naming this street in honor of him. this is one of the nicest things the town has ever thought of doing and i’m proud to be a citizen of lakewood nj. although it is sad, it’s so beautiful to see how we come together as a town.

  2. Although I no longer live in Lakewood I still follow the news and I’m proud to see this type of activity. Keep up the great work Mayor Miller and may god bless the grieving family.

  3. Excellent way to honor our fallen brother Chris, thank you Menashe. We are lucky to have you back during our time of need. Stay strong and remember Kelly’s words, Stay Safe, Extra Safe !!!!!

  4. Yosef Chaim it will only be from Clifton to Lexington in front of the police station. If you do get confused I am sure you can find a good P.O. or an honorable Lakewood resident who will direct you to your destination.

  5. I would like to officially add one more M to our Mayors name, this one is for “Mentch” keep up the great work! Its about time we have someone who’s number one priority is to be mikadesh shaim shumaim.

  6. #13 “yosef chaim”. Why don’t you read the TLS post first? THEN feel free to make your opinions known. They are not changing the name of the street. They will ADD an additional sign to honor Chris Matlosz’s memory. (They do this all over New York – look around Flatbush, Boro Park and beyond) Why would you take issue with that?? (I would imagine most people would be glad to rename the primary name after Officer Matlosz. He deserves much more!)

  7. Menashe, it’s about time Lakewood has a politician they can be proud of!!!!!!!!! Way to go mmmm keep up the good work. Rip Chris matlosz (lpd 317)

  8. R’ Menashe! What a great way to bring a yiddish concept of the koach hashikcha to both the Jewish and non-Jewish population. We see the Chaplain working in you.

  9. For anyone complaining about the name change, please keep it to yourself. I’m sure his fiancee and fellow Officers read this. If you can’t figure out that Matlosz Way is 3rd Street, maybe you shouldn’t be driving for lack of common sense. Way to go Mayor Miller. You are a breath of fresh air. I always knew that you supported law enforcement, since you are a military man yourself. Kudos! Here’s an idea for you too, Mr. Mayor. Perhaps, the front walkway and gardens in front of the Municipal building, could be designated as a memorial to all the fallen Lakewood Police Officers, Officers Richter, Preslar and Matlosz. And, maybe the police and civilians could help by tending and planting. Maybe even plant three small trees in their memory.

  10. #30 you bring up a good point as I havent seen anything in the hallway of the township offices to commemorate any special people since the 1971 little league world series. all you unhappy people have to think before you post in a public forum as you can hide behind a name but dont do justice to humanity as you give a stupid impression of yourselves.

  11. Just to add, two firefighters were killed in the line of duty on december 23, 1976, in the hotel fire on monmouth and fifth streets. Firefighters Marks and Latashev 12-23-76 and 1-77 respectively.

  12. #33 of course it was a chaplain’s speech, he was a chaplain way before he was a Mayor! Thats the beauty of it. His charactor traits of caring and compassion as a chaplain are the leadership qualities that makes him so special. if it was a Mayor’s speech you’d say boy is this guy full of hot air.

    Kudos to the Mayor/Chaplain and the entire police department for the public service every day!

  13. Very nice thing to do. To the few that have a problem with the name and think they might get lost eventhough they LIVE in Lakewood, well… that’s just scary. I hope you stay off the roads.

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