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OFFICER DOWN: EIGHT OFFICERS DIE WHY ON DUTY BETWEEN OCTOBER 6 AND OCTOBER 12

Deputy Sheriff Dale L. Wyman Hardeman County Sheriff's Office, TN EOW: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Cause: Automobile crash Corporal Timothy Michael Tanksley Alto Police Department, GA EOW: Friday, October 8, 2021 Cause: COVID19 Police Officer Dylan Harrison Alamo Police Department, GA EOW: Saturday, October 9, 2021 Cause: Gunfire Master Trooper Adam Gaubert Louisiana State Police, LA EOW: Saturday, October 9, 2021 Cause: Gunfire Master Deputy William Edward Marsh Rowan County Sheriff's Office, NC EOW: Sunday, October 10, 2021 Cause: COVID19 Sergeant Michael Rudd La Paz County Sheriff's Office, AZ EOW: Monday, October 11, 2021 Cause: Vehicle pursuit Deputy Sheriff Juan... Read more →


NJ Police Departments Can No Longer Use Ticket, Arrest Data to Evaluate an Officer Job Performance

Police officers are seen Sept. 12, 2020, during a political rally and counterprotest in Cresskill, New Jersey. Julian Leshay / Shutterstock.com (The Center Square) – New Jersey police departments can no longer consider how many tickets an officer issued or the number of arrests made when evaluating their performance. The prohibition is part of S-1322/A-4058, which Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed on Thursday. “Not only is it unfair to factor the volume of citations and arrests into an officer’s performance evaluation when we did away with quotas decades ago, but there are much more effective performance measurements like decision-making... Read more →


Kenneth L. Robertson, age 79, of Mt. Ephraim, Army Veteran, Volunteer Fireman, Member of Square Circle Sportsmen

On October 9, 2021, of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Age 79 years. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Elaine Robertson and parents, Henry Angus and Joyce (nee Shaw) Robertson, Jr. Ken is lovingly survived by his daughter, Christine Dutill; grandchildren, Nicole and Jacob; brother, Henry Angus III (Lorraine) and nieces, Patricia Robertson and Debbie Wheaton. Ken served his country and community proudly. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of OEM, MEFD, CERT, Audubon Fire Police, VFW, American Legion, Camden Light Artillery and Square Circle. He will be dearly missed. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Friday, October... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Sgt. Nick Risner, of Alabama, Shot by Auto Theft Suspect in Muscle Shoals

Sergeant Nick Risner Sheffield Police Department, Alabama End of Watch Saturday, October 2, 2021 Sergeant Nick Risner succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day when he was critically wounded during a shootout with an auto theft suspect in Muscle Shoals. The suspect had shot the passenger of a vehicle he was riding in and pushed them out of the vehicle in the 800 block of Avalon Avenue in Muscle Shoals. The man then stole another vehicle and drove into the city of Sheffield. The vehicle was spotted by members of the Sheffield Police Department and pursued back into Muscle... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: DEA SUPERVISOR MICHAEL GARBO, Shot/Killed During Search of Train at Amtrak Station, Tucson

MICHAEL G. GARBO United States Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Government End of Watch Monday, October 4, 2021 Group Supervisor Mike Garbo was shot and killed while he and other regional task force members conducted an inspection of an Amtrak train at the Amtrak Station in Tucson, Arizona. He and other task force members boarded the train, which was traveling from Los Angeles, California, to New Orleans, Louisiana, to conduct an inspection for narcotics. They had detained one subject and were escorting him from the train when another man opened fire on them, fatally wounding Group Supervisor... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Georgia Police Officer Dylan Harrison Shot and Killed on his First Day; Suspect Apprehended by FBI

Police Officer Dylan Harrison Alamo Police Department, Georgia End of Watch Saturday, October 9, 2021 Police Officer Dylan Harrison was shot and killed outside of the Alamo Police Department at about 1:00 AM. The suspect, Damien 'Luke' Anthony Ferguson, 43, fled the scene and was apprehended by the FBI on Sunday, October 10. Ferguson, considered armed and dangerous, was the subject of a statewide manhunt. Officer Harrison was working his first shift as a part-time officer with the Alamo Police Department. He had served in law enforcement for four years and had previously served with the Middle Georgia State University... Read more →


The DePoder Gang Leader And His Son Sentenced for Illegal Drug Sales and Defrauding SNAP; Others Plead Guilty

CAMDEN, N.J. (October 8, 2021)(CNBNewsnet)-– A Camden County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to a federal prison term for leading a conspiracy to distribute and sell oxycodone, Adderall, and Xanax while also defrauding the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and his son was sentenced for conspiring with his father to distribute Adderall, distributing oxycodone, and defrauding the SNAP program by using unlawfully obtained benefits sold to him by his father, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Rocco DePoder, 68, of Gloucester City, New Jersey, was sentenced to 70 months in prison. His son, Michael DePoder, 41, also... Read more →


Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Gloucester City Residents to Submit Public Comment

(Gloucester City, Camden County, NJ)(Oct.5, 2021)-- Friday, October 8, a team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will examine all aspects of the Gloucester City Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Brian Morrell announced today. “Verification by the team that the Gloucester City Police Department meets the Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Morrell said. As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to... Read more →


STATE ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE TO EXAM GLOUCESTER CITY PD

Gloucester City, Camden County, NJ)(Oct.5, 2021)-- Friday, October 8, a team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will examine all aspects of the Gloucester City Police Department policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Chief Brian Morrell announced today. “Verification by the team that the Gloucester City Police Department meets the Commission’s “best practice” standards is part of a voluntary process to achieve accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence”, Morrell said. As part of this final on-site assessment, employees and members of the general public are invited to... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Dept. Seeking Applicants for Special Law Enforcement Officer-Class III

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 5, 2021)(CNBNews)--The Gloucester City Police Department is seeking applicants for the position of Special Law Enforcement Officer-Class III Minimum qualifications for SLEO personnel: Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files 1) Must be retired law enforcement officers who are less than 65 years of age. NOTE: a law enforcement officer shall not be considered retired if the officer's return to employment violates any federal or state law or regulation, which would deem the officer's retirement as not being bona fide; 2) Must have served as a duly qualified, fully trained, full-time officer in any municipality, county, agency of this state,... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Deputy Sheriff Matthew Locke Shot and Killed During a Domestic Violence Incident

MATTHEW LOCKE Hardin County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee End of Watch Saturday, September 25, 2021 Hardin County, Tennessee--Deputy Sheriff Matthew Locke was shot and killed while assisting other officers during a domestic disturbance at a home in the 3000 block of Nance Bend Road in Clifton. An officer from Clifton Police Department and other deputies contacted the subject who was armed with a gun. As officers were ordering the man to drop the gun as Deputy Locke approached the home. The man suddenly opened fire, fatally wounding Deputy Locke. Deputy Locke was transported to a nearby hospital where he died shortly... Read more →


Acenda Receives $4M from SAMHSA

Acenda Receives $4M from SAMHSA to Expand Community Mental Health Center Services Acenda Integrated Health Receives Funding To Expand Inclusive, Innovative Care GLASSBORO, NJ (September 27, 2021)-- Acenda Integrated Health (Acenda) has been awarded a 2-year, 4-million-dollar grant to expand upon existing Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) services in Gloucester and Cape May Counties. This funding allows Acenda to reach populations which have not only historically been more impacted by severe and longer-term mental illness and substance use disorders, but for whom COVID-19 has been significantly more damaging in terms of overall health and access to treatment. Specifically, Acenda's CMHC... Read more →


State Grand Jury Decline to File Charges Against Pemberton Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting

TRENTON (Sept. 22, 2021) – A state grand jury has voted not to file any criminal charges at the conclusion of its deliberations regarding the death of Witney Rivera, 41, of Pemberton Township, N.J., who was fatally shot by an officer of the Pemberton Borough Police Department on July 19, 2019. As required by statute, all fatal police encounters must be presented to a grand jury. According to available evidence, including video footage and the recorded statements of civilian witnesses, Mr. Rivera was armed with a scythe and advancing toward other individuals when he was shot. The fatal police encounter... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: HOUSTON POLICE OFFICER BILL JEFFREY SHOT AND KILLED BY DRUG DEALER

Senior Police Officer William Jeffrey Houston Police Department, Texas End of Watch Monday, September 20, 2021 HOUSTON, TEXAS, Senior Police Officer Bill Jeffrey was shot and killed in the 5300 block of Aeropark Drive at about 7:30 am while serving a warrant in Harris County. He and other officers had gone to the apartment to serve an arrest warrant as part of a high-level narcotics case. They made contact with a female subject who answered the door. As they spoke to her the wanted man emerged and opened fire without warning, striking Officer Jeffrey and another officer. Officers were able... Read more →


*HELP WANTED: Gloucester City PD Seeking Special Law Enforcement Officer-Class II Position

Minimum qualifications for SLEO personnel: 1. Must be legally permitted to work in the United States; Must be a resident of the State of New Jersey during their term of appointment; Must be at least 18 years of age; Must possess and maintain a valid New Jersey driver’s license; Must be able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently and have a high school diploma or its equivalent; Must be sound in body and of good health and be able to perform the physical functions of the duties assigned; Must be of good moral character and... Read more →


Michael J. Simon of Runnemede, Retired Philadelphia Police Officer and Camden County Investigator

Michael J. Simon, "Mike", on September 19, 2021, of Runnemede. Age 76. Beloved husband of Virginia "Gina" (nee Zirilli). Loving and devoted father of Michael J. Simon III. Loving Pop of Isabella Skidmore (Cavin) and Sophia Simon and great grandpop of Rosalie Skidmore. Dear son of the late Michael and Mary (nee Laino) Simon. Mike joined the Philadelphia Police Department in October 1965. He served the people of Philadelphia of 25 years until December 1990, when he retired with the rank of Sergeant. He served proudly with the men and women in Philadelphia and rose through the ranks of Corporal,... Read more →


City of Gloucester City Increases Salary of the Police Chief to $195,000

EDITOR'S NOTE: Gloucester City Mayor and Council passed resolution 037 increasing the salary of the police chief to $195,000 retroactive to December 1, 2021. The duties of police chief Brian Morrell were expanded by resolution 242 on December 22, 2020, because of the emergency created by the pandemic. The contract of the former administrator Jack Lippsett was not renewed on December 31, 2020. The city advertised the position and received a number of applications for the job, according to the former mayor, Dan Spencer. Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans, a recent graduate of Police Academy, Shot and Killed by Suspect

BLAIZE MADRID-EVANS Independence Police Department, Missouri End of Watch Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Officer Blaize Madrid-Evans was shot and killed when he responded to the 2300 block of Northern Boulevard after dispatchers received a tip stating a wanted subject was at a residence. As officers arrived at the scene at about 11:30 am, they were ambushed by a subject who opened fire on them, striking Officer Madrid-Evans in the neck. Officer Madrid-Evans' field training instructor returned fire and killed the subject. Officer Madrid-Evans was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds later that evening. Officer Madrid-Evans... Read more →


New Jersey Attorney General Investigating Winslow Twp. Police following Death of Driver in Multi-Vehicle Crash

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP – The Attorney General’s Office is investigating the death of a driver who was involved in a multi-vehicle accident in Winslow Township late last night after police attempted to stop him for a reported hit-and-run accident in Gloucester Township. The identity of the decedent is not being released at this time. According to the preliminary investigation, a hit-and-run accident was reported shortly after 10 p.m. in Gloucester Township. Two members of the Gloucester Township Police Department subsequently located the vehicle driven by the decedent. The officers began to pursue the vehicle, but called off the pursuit. Soon afterward,... Read more →


RANDOM ACTS OF COPNESS: BRIGANTINE POLICE GIVE BACK TO CHILDREN FOR BIKE SAFETY

BRIGANTINE- The Brigantine Police Department recently gave back with a Random Act of Copness to keep youth in the community safe while riding their bicycles. During the National Night Out event, officers of the Brigantine Police Department distributed free bicycle helmets to the children in attendance. The department recognized Officer Brooke Camp who organized the event along with a team of officers who assisted. The Brigantine Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local #204 also contributed and were also in attendance to hand out free bicycle helmets. Brigantine Police Sgt. Jack Glasser said officers distributed 150 bike helmets and 150 bike lights to... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: CT State Trooper Sgt. Brian Mohl Drowns After Patrol Car is Swept Off Bridge

Sgt BRIAN MOHL Connecticut State Police, Connecticut End of Watch Thursday, September 2, 2021 Sergeant Brian Mohl drowned after his patrol car was swept off Jacks Bridge Road into the Weekeepeemee River, in Woodbury, at about 3:30 am. He was checking water levels in the area during a period of severe rain in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida when his patrol was carried off the roadway. He was able to radio a distress call to dispatchers and a massive search was immediately undertaken. Sergeant Mohl was recovered from the river several hours later and was pronounced dead at Yale New... Read more →


Albert J. Sacchetti, Jr. of Mantua, Retired State Trooper

Albert J. Sacchetti, Jr. of Mantua, NJ passed away on Friday, August 27 at 68 years of age. He is survived by his children Anthony (Kelly), AnnaMarie (Gregory) DiNisio, and Patrick (Lauren). He is also survived by his grandchildren Luciana, Gavin, Alessio, and Milo, his sister Margaret Pistilli, brother John, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Albert J. Sr., mother Elizabeth Ann (Oxley), sister Mary Verrecchio, and brother James. Al was raised in the Fairview section of Camden, NJ. He attended St. Joan of Arc grammar school and St. Joseph’s high school in Camden. He... Read more →


PINE HILL POLICE SEEKING CROSSING GUARDS

Crossing Guard Positions Available Crossing Guard candidates must; Be citizen and resident of this State; Be of sound body and of good health; Be of good moral character; and Have never been convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude. Crossing Guard candidates must also be able to; Get to and from the crossing post; Stand for long periods of time; See and distinguish vehicle traffic and dangerous conditions in the roadways; and Hear traffic, horns, and other noises approaching in the roadway. All Cross Guards will receive; A minimum of 2 hours of classroom instruction to include information on... Read more →


CNBNews Opinion: Two White Men Viciously Attacked in Chicago; Major Cities Are No Longer Safe For Tourists

One of the victims lays unconscious in the middle of State Street while the black men stomp an kick him and search through his belongings. Black women can be seen twerking nearby after the white man falls to the ground. CHICAGO, IL (September 1, 2021)(CNBNews)—Local media reports that crime in a section of Chicago called River North has gotten so bad that employees who work in the surrounding stores refuse to go into the area after dark. A resident said, "Very rarely do you see a police officer. And when you do they are just riding through." Chicago Mayor Lori... Read more →


Cape May County Prosecutor's Office Job Opening

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (August 31, 2021)-- - Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announces the Prosecutor's Office is currently seeking to hire qualified candidates for a County Detective position. Read more →


Daniel E. Vautier, of Vero Beach, Fl, formerly of Camden City NJ; Retired Police Officer

Daniel E. Vautier, 79, of Vero Beach and formerly of Camden, New Jersey passed away August 22, 2021. Mr. Vautier was a retired Camden City Police Officer. He is pictured with his twin sons, Ben of Gloucester City, NJ and Dan, of Pennsuaken. They too are retired from the Camden City police department. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach, Florida. Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: NEW YORK Trooper James J. Monda Drowns During Training Dive

Trooper James J. Monda New York State Police, New York End of Watch Sunday, August 22, 2021 Northampton, New York--Trooper James Monda drowned while conducting a training dive in the Great Sacandaga Lake in Northampton, New York, at approximately 4:00 pm. He failed to resurface after going into the water at a boat launch on Bunker Hill Road. He was working a marine patrol detail on the lake when the incident occurred. Trooper Monda had served with the New York State Police for 18 years and was assigned to SP Princetown. He is survived by his fiancée and parents. RELATED:... Read more →


Camden County Prosecutors Office Investigating Non-Fatal Police Involved Shooting in Deptford

Camden N.J. – The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a police-involved shooting, that resulted from the arrest of Delaware County, PA resident Arthur Disanto, 41, in Gloucester County, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. Disanto, who was wanted for allegedly shooting a woman in Media, PA in July, attempted to evade capture in Folcroft, PA Monday night, August 23. He fled to Deptford, NJ, where he exchanged gunfire with police. An officer with the Monroe Township Police Department was struck. The officer has been treated and released from the hospital. Disanto was also struck three times... Read more →


OFFICERS DOWN: FIVE MORE OFFICERS DIE FROM COVID

Sergeant Steven Mazzotta Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida End of Watch: Monday, August 16, 2021 Sergeant Steven Mazzotta died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Sergeant Mazzotta had... Visit Memorial Sergeant Kuo-sheng Wang South Houston Police Department, Texas End of Watch: Thursday, August 19, 2021 Sergeant Johnny Wang died from complications of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Sergeant Wang served with the South... Visit Memorial Corrections Officer Maurice Jackson Robertsdale Police Department, Alabama End of Watch: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Corrections Officer Maurice Jackson died from complications of contracting COVID-19 in... Read more →


"Friends of the Court" Fighting for the Release of Sundiata Acoli, in Prison for Killing State Trooper

Amici Briefs include Black Law Enforcement Groups Supporting His Release https://sundiataacolifc.org/ NEWS PROVIDED BY Humanity Communications Collective Aug 24, 2021, 10:30 ET TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Six new amicus curiae briefs were filed in the New Jersey Supreme Court late yesterday demonstrating the overwhelming legal arguments in favor of granting parole to Sundiata Acoli. Acoli, 84, has been imprisoned since 1973 after conviction of first-degree murder in 1973 of a New Jersey State Trooper during a shootout on the state turnpike. Despite being eligible for parole since 1993, the state has denied Acoli's parole eight times, all... Read more →


Andrew Kramer Named Public Information Officer for the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office

Camden City N.J. – Yesterday, Andrew Kramer started as the new Public Information Officer for the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. Informational press releases on arrests, indictments, convictions after trial, and requests for assistance from the public in locating suspects, continue to be of the utmost importance to CCPO. However, with the addition of our Community Engagement Coordinator, Nancy Cruz, and our desire to bridge the gap between CCPO and our residents, Andrew will continue to highlight all of the good work we do with our community outreach efforts, such as the Village Initiative, Operation Helping Hand, our partnerships with Hispanic... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Officers in Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama Die of COVID

Lieutenant Dale Sylvester Port Wentworth Police Department, Georgia End of Watch: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Lieutenant Dale Sylvester died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. Lieutenant Sylvester was... Visit Memorial Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Zarate United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government End of Watch: Monday, August 16, 2021 Border Patrol Agent Ricardo Zarate died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty in... Visit Memorial Sergeant John Harris Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma End of Watch:... Read more →


NJ Establishes Regional Municipal Court Pilot Program

Thursday, August 6, Governor Murphy signed S-3049/A-5176 into law. This law establishes a regional municipal court pilot program. The Administrative Office of the Courts will establish the pilot program in no fewer than two qualified counties and no fewer than five municipalities in each county. Under the criteria Atlantic, Cape May, Salem, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Somerset, Warren, Morris and Sussex counties would qualify. The municipalities and counties must apply to the Administrative Office of the Courts to participate in the pilot program. Gloucestercitynews.net files The regional municipal court would have jurisdiction over all matters falling within the jurisdiction of the... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Kalamazoo County Deputy Sheriff Ryan J. Proxmire Dies from Gunshot Wound

Deputy Sheriff Ryan J. Proxmire Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office, Michigan End of Watch Sunday, August 15, 2021 Deputy Sheriff Ryan Proxmire succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous night while involved in a vehicle pursuit. A subject who had evaded officers in an earlier vehicle pursuit was spotted at a gas station on 35th Street near Galesburg. As deputies approached him, the man produced a gun and fled in his vehicle, prompting a second pursuit. During the second pursuit, the subject started shooting at the pursuing deputies. One of the rounds struck Deputy Proxmire, causing his vehicle to leave... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Daytona Beach Patrolman Jason Raynor Shot in the Head During Struggle, Dies

Police Officer Jason Raynor Daytona Beach Police Department, Florida End of Watch Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Police Officer Jason Raynor succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on June 23rd, 2021, while he was investigating a suspicious vehicle. He noticed the vehicle parked near an apartment building in the 100 block of Kingston Avenue at about 8:50 pm. One of the occupants exited the vehicle and then suddenly pushed Officer Raynor. During the ensuing struggle, the subject shot Officer Raynor in the head. The man fled to Atlanta, Georgia, where he was arrested three days later. He was extradited to Florida... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: MT. GILEAD, N.C. Reserve Officer Robert Craig Cloninger Died at Fire Scene

Reserve Officer Robert Craig Cloninger Mount Gilead Police Department, North Carolina End of Watch Sunday, August 15, 2021 Reserve Officer Craig Cloninger died after suffering a medical emergency after responding to a structure fire on Northview Road shortly before midnight. Officers from the Mount Gilead Police Department and fire personnel responded to the scene of the fully engulfed home. Officer Cloninger collapsed while at the scene of the fire and rescue personnel immediately began life-saving efforts. He was transported to FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after midnight. Officer Cloninger served as a reserve officer with... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Kentucky Deputy Sheriff Brandon A. Shirley, Ambushed, Shot and Killed, age 26

Brandon A. Shirley Deputy Sheriff Brandon Shirley was shot and killed when he was ambushed while working a secondary employment assignment at 2618 Rockford Lane in Shively, Kentucky. He was in uniform and sitting in a vehicle at about 2:30 am when a subject approached him and opened fire. Deputy Shirley was transported to University Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The subject who shot him fled the scene and remains at large. Deputy Shirley had served with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for two years. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Ella Grace French Shot and Killed in Chicago

Police Officer Ella Grace French Chicago Police Department, Illinois End of Watch Saturday, August 7, 2021 Police Officer Ella French was shot and killed while she and her partner conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle containing three subjects near the intersection of West 63rd Street and South Bell Avenue. During the traffic stop, one of the subjects opened fire, striking Officer French and her partner. Despite their wounds, the officers were able to return fire and wounded one of the subjects. Both officers were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where Officer French was pronounced dead. Her... Read more →


VIDEO: The Dangers of Fentanyl....San Diego Officer Overcome by the Smell of this Killer Drug

SAN MARCOS--On July 3, 2021, Deputy David Faiivae from the San Marcos Sheriff's Station put on his uniform and badge for his patrol shift. He had no idea he was about to go through one of the worst days of his life after being exposed to Fentanyl. If it wasn't for the quick-thinking of his Field Training Officer, Corporal Scott Crane, in administering Naloxone, Deputy Faiivae would not be alive today. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has used body camera footage of this traumatic incident, along with interviews from Deputy Faiivae and Corporal Crane, to create a public safety... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: US Department of Defense Police Officer George Gonzalez Stabbed to Death

Police Officer George Gonzalez United States Department of Defense - Pentagon Force Protection Agency, U.S. Government End of Watch Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Police Officer George Gonzalez was fatally stabbed in an unprovoked attack at the Pentagon's Transit Center in Arlington, Virginia. He was conducting a foot patrol of the Transit Center when a subject exited a Metro bus, approached him, and stabbed him in the neck. Other officers on the scene fatally shot the subject. Officer Gonzalez was flown to The George Washington University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Officer Gonzalez was a U.S. Army veteran and had... Read more →


East Brunswick Man Struck by Police Car, NJ Attorney General Investigating Fatal Accident

Warren.Conditi@njoag.gov ***Updated With Identities of Decedent and Officer*** For Further Information: Gloucestercitynews.net files EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal motor vehicle accident on Aug. 1, 2021, in East Brunswick in which a police vehicle struck and fatally injured a pedestrian on State Route 18. The decedent has been identified as Julius Filep, 55, of Edison, N.J. The police officer who was driving the police vehicle that struck Mr. Filep has been identified as Officer Mitchell Ngai of the East Brunswick Police Department. According to the preliminary investigation, Officer Ngai, who was... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Brian Russell Pierce, Jr. Struck/Killed by a Fleeing Vehicle

Police Officer Brian Russell Pierce, Jr. Brooklyn Police Department, Illinois End of Watch Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Police Officer Brian Pierce was struck and killed by a fleeing vehicle while attempting to deploy spike strips on the McKinley Bridge during a vehicle pursuit at about 3:00 am. Other officers from Brooklyn had started pursuing the vehicle following an incident at a local nightclub. Officer Pierce was attempting to deploy the spike strips on the bridge just prior to the state line when he was struck. The vehicle continued to flee into St. Louis, Missouri, where it was later found abandoned.... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Daniel P. Cox

DANIEL P. COX Sells, Arizona--Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Dan Cox was killed in a vehicle crash near milepost 128 on State Route 86 near Sells, Arizona, at about 12:20 am. Agent Cox's patrol vehicle and another vehicle collided head-on. Agent Cox and the driver of the other vehicle were both killed in the crash. Agent Cox was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the United States Border Patrol for 24 years. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published Gloucestercitynews.net | August 8, 2021 Read more →


Highly Tech subterranean tunnel discovered near US-Mexico Border

Sophisticated subterranean tunnel discovered near US-Mexico Border Sophisticated subterranean tunnel discovered near US-Mexico Border Sophisticated subterranean tunnel discovered near US-Mexico Border CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents ,working with Mexican authorities on Monday, discovered a 183-foot long subterranean tunnel in Mexicali, Baja California, near the international border. HSI special agents and Mexican authorities discovered the tunnel inside of a residence near the international border and determined that a drug trafficking organization (DTO) dug the approximate 4-foot by 3-foot tunnel nearly 22 feet beneath the ground. The tunnel, which has an entrance... Read more →


New Jersey State Police Union Call for Lawmakers to Change Marijuana Laws

By Todd DeFeo | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association wants lawmakers to revisit a law that could lead to charges for officers searching or arresting minors suspected of underage drinking or possessing marijuana. Gloucestercitynews.net files The law, A-21/S-21, “has had a negative effect on public safety,” Pat Colligan, state president, said in a letter to Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, D-Middlesex. “This law has led to confusion, concern, and morale issues amongst our members,” Colligan added. “… This law is not leading to social justice... Read more →


Gloucester Township Have 13 New Officers to Protect Them

13 New Officers, 3 Promotions to Sgt, 2 Police Chaplains, 4 Special Award Recipients 8-9-2021 On Monday, August 9th 2021 at 6 PM, Chief David Harkins will present 13 Officers to Mayor David Mayer and Council to be ceremoniously sworn in as Police Officers, as well as 3 Officers for Promotion to the rank of Sergeant; 2 New Police Chaplain and 4 Special Award Recipients for Supervisor of the Year; Officer of the Year; Dispatcher of the Year and Special Officer of the Year. These honors had to be placed on hold since January 2020 due to past COVID-19 restrictions.... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Lewis Andrew "Andy" Traylor Dies from Injuries Sustained in Vehicle Crash

Police Officer Lewis Andrew "Andy" Traylor Austin Police Department, Texas End of Watch Saturday, July 31, 2021 AUSTIN, TEXAS (August 1, 2021)--Police Officer Andy Traylor succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash three days earlier while responding to an emergency call for service at about 2:10 am. He was traveling on FM 969 when a tractor-trailer attempted to make a U-turn in front of him at Decker Lane. Officer Traylor was unable to avoid a collision and his patrol car became pinned beneath the trailer. He was extricated from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital. He remained... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Nevada State Trooper Micah May Struck by Vehicle Driven by Fleeing Suspect

Trooper Micah May Nevada Department of Public Safety - Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada End of Watch Thursday, July 29, 2021 Trooper Micah May succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was struck by a fleeing vehicle on I-15 while deploying spike strips. Officers with the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation and other troopers had chased the stolen vehicle for approximately 20 miles. Trooper May was deploying spike strips on I-15, in the area of West Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas, when he was struck by the vehicle and went through the windshield. The subject was then shot... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Marquis Moorer Shot and KIlled from Ambush

Police Officer Marquis Moorer Selma Police Department, Alabama End of Watch Tuesday, July 27, 2021 SELMA, ALABAMA (July 27, 2021)--Police Officer Marquis Moorer was shot and killed from ambush while stopping at his apartment for his meal break at about 4:00 am. He was approached by a subject who then opened fire on him outside of the building in the Selma Square Apartments. Officer Moorer suffered fatal gunshot wounds and his significant other was also wounded. The subject fled the scene but was arrested the following day by members of the Alabama State Department of Investigation and the United States... Read more →