The war on addiction is in full swing in the Garden State.

As you know I have spent many years working with the people on the front lines helping save lives. Most of the work has been with my good friends at CFC Loud N Clear and Relevance Recovery. Both organizations were started and are run by our good friends the Regan family.

Lynn Regan, Alyssa Regan, Talulah Rose, Daniel Regan - 'Rock the Farm Festival'
Lynn Regan, Alyssa Regan, Talulah Rose, Daniel Regan - 'Rock the Farm Festival'

For today's Blue Friday, I'd like to recognize the former Howell Chief Andrew Kudrick.

Chief Kudrick recently retired after years of exemplary service to his department and his community. He was among the first in the nation as a top law enforcement leader to work directly with recovery groups specifically working with CFC to help those suffering and struggling to get help and not get caught in the vicious cycle of overdose, arrest, Narcan back on the street.

What Chief Kudrick did was step in to empower law enforcement to work directly with recovery coaches to pull people off the street and get them the help they need.

He was a pioneer and a true community servant.

Chief Andrew Kudrick is our #BlueFriday honoree for this Friday before Father's Day. Happy Father's Day, Chief.

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