It was late on a Monday night when the call came in regarding a fire in a residential home.

Police responded quickly arriving to a home with smoke pouring out of the garage. Immediately identifying a resident who was already outside, the officers quickly entered the home and discovered a 71-year-old man having medical issues in the basement.

The Neptune cops rescued the victim and got him under the care of the EMTs arriving on scene.

The fire department got the fire under control within 30 minutes. The response and quick action of the Neptune police officers is another shining example of the work our police officers do every day for the rest of us.

The brave men and women serving Neptune are often the subject of criticism from the ignorant and agenda-driven corporate media.

For this #BlueFriday, the honor goes to the entire Neptune Police Department.

The brave men and women serving Neptune are often the subject of criticism from the ignorant and agenda-driven corporate media. I want to make it very clear that these men and women are heroes and I stand 100% with all the cops in Neptune. Thank you for everything that you do every day for the citizens you are sworn to protect.

Remember, there is a thin line between civilization and savagery

If you have an officer or a department deserving of recognition — even for a small action — ESPECIALLY for a small action that will never get reported by the media, please download the free NJ1015 app, subscribe to the "Bill Spadea Channel" and send me a note. You can also fill out the form on this website.

Thank you to all the cops as we head into the weekend.

Remember, there is a thin line between civilization and savagery —. and that line is blue.

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. Any opinions expressed are Bill's own. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015.

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