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LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ (February 13, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Sunday, February 18, 2018, will mark the 24th anniversary of the death of Officer David C. Douglass, Sr., who was killed in the line of duty, after exchanging gunfire with a suspect who had just burglarized a home and then set it on fire.
Officer Douglass was dispatched to a suspicious person call in the area of North Cape May. As he pursued a burglary suspect on foot, the suspect turned and shot him. Officer Douglass was able to return fire, striking the suspect in the hand and was able to make it back to his patrol car to call for assistance, but did not survive the attack.
Following an intensive investigation, Lower Township Police, along with several other assisting agencies, arrested the actor in New York City, in April of 1994.
"Let us not forget his efforts, let us not forget his name, and please let us not forget his family."
Lower Township Police Department will continue to honor Officer Douglass who laid down his life in the line of duty. On this day, let us reflect on the sacrifice and contributions that Officer David C. Douglass had on the law enforcement community, along with many other law enforcement officers, who also made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve the citizens of their communities.
The flags at Township Hall and the Police Department will be flown at half staff on this day in memory of his sacrifice and service. A memorial wreath will be placed at the grave site located at the Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, (780 Seashore Rd, Cape May, NJ 08204).
At approximately 7:15 p.m., dispatch will transmit Officer Douglass’s End of Watch broadcast. During this time, all fire sirens in the township will be activated, in memory of Douglass, who was also a Townbank Firefighter.
Lower Township Police Department
405 Breakwater Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204