Union County Sheriff's Office Receives Donation from Portuguese Businessman César Depaço

The Portuguese businessman César DePaço and his wife Deanna Padovani-DePaço, last week donated $10,500 intended for the acquisition of a canine for the Union County Sheriff's Office (U.C.S.O.) in the state of New Jersey.

The ceremony took place at the police facilities in Elizabeth, with the presence of the DePaço couple, Sheriff Peter Corvelli, and Portuguese-American undersheriff Victor Manata, among other figures related to law and order.

"We are extremely grateful to the DePaço couple, thanking them for their generosity," said Sheriff Peter Corvelli, in statements to the LUSO-AMERICAN newspaper.

Thanks to this donation, we can ensure even greater protection to the residents of the 21 municipalities that make up Union County.

According to Corvelli, elected in 2017 to the position of sheriff, the U.C.S.O. has more than 260 agents (among them several of Portuguese origin) and 12 canines.

JOIRNAL LUSO-AMERICANO | Aspect of the 10,500 donation delivery ceremony, which takes place at Sheriff Peter Corvelli's office

JOIRNAL LUSO-AMERICANO | The various figures involved in the ceremony at the entrance to the Union County Executive Building

The Importance of the Donation from César DePaço

"It continues to be important for me and my family this support to the security forces, which, by the way, is to continue," says the President of Summit Nutritionals International, who has already exceeded $2.5 million in support of law and order (an amount that resulted in the purchase of 240 canines and police vehicles, weapons, and other equipment).

In these difficult times we live in, any assistance that can be provided to the Police makes a difference," notes Deanna DePaço. "Our wish is that the example we set multiplies and is followed by others.

The undersheriff Victor Manata, who has accumulated 30 years of career in the police (he retired as a lieutenant from the Newark Police and was appointed undersheriff 2 years ago), says that the donation "is very important because it gives us access to a fundamental work tool for our agents. We had lost one of our canines and now, thanks to this donation, for which we are very grateful, we can replace it."

By HENRIQUE MANO | in Elizabeth, NJ