HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Two decorated officers who'd been laid off from county jobs earlier this year were sworn in Monday as Hackensack police officers.
Officers Peter Bongiovanni and Stanislav Tovbin both have several years of police experience between them.
Bongiovanni was with South Hackensack's force when he and fellow Officer John Clark -- covering their faces with towels -- evacuated a burning spa on Route 46, getting all patrons and employees out safely.
Tovbin, meanwhile, helped rescue a trio of hikers who became lost in the upper lake area of the Ramapo Reservation in Mahwah several years ago.
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