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HOMETOWN HEROES: Foundation Keeps a Friend’s Memory Alive

By Brandy Dolce

"I'd rather be called the reluctant Hometown Hero," Tom Johnson, 34, said. On Sept. 11, 2001, Johnson - a K-9 unit police officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - lost his former partner and best friend Ken Tietjen, 31, also of Hazlet. Tietjen had commandeered a cab to respond to... »