The officers include: Jean Antoine, 34 of Galloway; Thomas Snyder, 36 of Galloway; Paul Burgan, 27 of Egg Harbor City; Kyle Butler, 27 of Port Republic; Barry Heffley, 26 of Egg Harbor City; Joseph May, 31 of Egg Harbor City; Christopher Andricci, 23 of Mays Landing; Ricky Francesco, 25 of Margate; Eric Francis, 24 of Mays Landing and Keith Platt, 25 of Somers Point.
Atlantic County Sheriff Frank X. Balles noted the oaths of office take place at a critical time, specifically citing the recent closing of the Atlantic Club.
“Our hearts are with those who have been forced out of work, by no fault of their own, due to the recent closing of the Atlantic Club. I am thrilled to be able to replace the officers we have lost due to retirement and give these individuals a chance to begin a rewarding career in law enforcement,” Balles said.
None of the recruits were formerly employed by the Atlantic Club.