That is an unbelievable acquisition! Really worth the money to get that letter.
I was going into the NJSP, and while withdrawing from their process was likely the best thing I could have done (even friends, who were instructors at the academy said I made a smart choice after I withdrew), I do have a lot of respect for the majority of the agency. A LOT of history there, and coming up on 100 years.
The NJSP does have a Facebook page... and likes to put up interesting historical posts. Might be a chance of portraying gun ownership in a positive way, if you wanted to drop them a line and see if they wanted to post an article. I’ve seen many families of Troopers forward historical pictures that made it up there.