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Few Details After Madison Police Officer is Placed on Leave

Case concerns veteran officer Iossa.

There are few details being released by the borough after a veteran Madison police officer was placed on administrative leave.

Madison Police Chief John K. Trevena ordered Sgt. Peter Iossa placed on paid administrative leave Oct. 28. That means Iossa continues to earn benefits and annual salary of $103,619 as a patrol sergeant and shift supervisor. He joined the force in July 1988 and was promoted to sergeant in November 2003. 

Depending on the outcome of the investigation, Iossa could return to the force without the loss of accrued time for vacation and pension, said Borough Administrator Ray Codey.

Codey did not comment further.

Iossa, a 23-year veteran of the force, was honored this year by the state as the leader in drunk driving arrests in Morris County. He was earlier cited for heroism for helping save two children from drowning while on vacation at Point Pleasant in 2008.

Iossa did not return multiple phone calls from Patch seeking comment. Matt Giacobbe, an attorney for the borough, was not immediately available for comment. Union Local 92 of the P.B.A., which represents borough police officers, also did not immediately respond to messages.

Trevena in a phone call did not comment on the case, citing confidentiality requirements in borough personnel matters.

Steve Wells December 07, 2011 at 07:00 PM
Just defending teachers' worth and integrity, Brother Arthur. You and the rest of the BoE should be the leaders in this regard.
Patrick Franklin December 07, 2011 at 11:42 PM
Stuart, by entering the Police Supervisor's salary in the article (for no good reason) you made this into a political issue.
Tom M Riddle December 08, 2011 at 12:13 AM
Salary info was extraneous, but the 99%ers who want to turn the Patch into their own Virtual Zuccotti Park made it political with their completely off base comments about the value of one set of public servants versus another in a lame attempt to further their Class Warfare campaign.
Madison Station December 08, 2011 at 12:25 AM
The article on the Daily Record site is almost the same as the Patch article. If you're referring to the comments... well... those are comments. Half the comments probably came from people he arrested.
Madison Resident December 08, 2011 at 12:41 AM
Couldn't have said it better myself Madison Station!! Now for the rest of you, let it rest and go on with your lives and worry about more important things.

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