Detective Tarentino Honored at Tree Dedication Ceremony

The Franklin Elementary School PTO hosted a Tree Dedication Ceremony in May to honor the life of Detective Tarentino with a plaque and tree that is planted by the reading garden outside of the school. The plaque reads, “Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure.”

In addition to his tireless service to the entire community of Summit, Detective Tarentino was especially beloved by the students and faculty at Franklin where he ran the D.A.R.E program for several years.

The event was attended by Chief Weck and the Summit Police force, Mayor Nora Radest, June Chang and members of the Summit Board of Ed, the Franklin PTO and Principal Dalia Mirrione.

(above) A Tree Dedication Ceremony to honor the life of Detective Tarentino was held at Franklin Elementary School.22