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Gloucester City Police Asked About Upcoming Entertainment Venue Being Held at Soulfood Profection Business

UPDATED " We didn't know this concert was coming to Gloucester City until you contacted us," ~Police Chief Brian Morrell William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The Chosen Profection Soul Food store, 738 Market Street The occupancy allowance for the building is 75 people. The parking lot in front of the property will hold about 8 to 9 cars. This Saturday coming New Jersey's Got Talent will be holding an entertainment venue at that location. (photo credit CNBNews, July 25, 2021). GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 29, 2021)(CNBNews)--Because there was a problem with a party held earlier in the month at... Read more →

A CNBNews OPRA Request for the Police Weekly Call Log Uncovers 491 Incidents Between June 29-July 7

UPDATED EDITOR'S NOTE: The information below, including a previous article about the large crowd of people, congregated at the Chosen Profection Soul Food on July 3 was obtained from an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request submitted by CNBNews. The police department stopped issuing a weekly crime report some time ago. As such we requested the release of the department's Activity Log for the period of June 29 through July 7, 2021. From the 491 incidents that were listed on the 103 pages we received, we were able to compile the list of crimes and other incidents that appear below.... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Vancouver Detective Jeremy Brown Shot and Killed on Stakeout

VANCOUVER--Detective Jeremy Brown was shot and killed while conducting surveillance at an apartment complex in the 3500 block of Northeast 109th Avenue in Vancouver. He was approached by three people and was shot as he sat in his vehicle. Two subjects were arrested near the scene, but another remains at large. Detective Brown had served with the Clark County Sheriff's Office for 15 years and was assigned to the Clark-Vancouver Drug Task Force. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had previously served with the Washington State Department of Corrections and the Missoula County Sheriff's Office in Montana. RELATED:... Read more →

Officer Down: Reserve Deputy Sheriff Tom Larry Hoobler, Childress County, Texas, Suffers Heart Attack

TOM LARRY HOOBLER Age 74 Tour 18 years Badge Not available INCIDENT DETAILS Cause Heart attack Directing Traffic, Parade Childress County, Texas-- Reserve Deputy Sheriff Tom Hoobler suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after directing traffic during an unusually hot and humid day at the Childress Old Settlers Rodeo parade. He had completed his traffic detail when he responded to assist with a disabled traffic trailer on U.S. 287 east of Childress. He passed away while sitting in his patrol car while waiting for a tow truck. Reserve Deputy Hoobler had served with the Childress County Sheriff's Office for 18... Read more →

PINE HILL POLICE HOSTING 'National Night Out Movie Night' Tuesday, August 3...You're Invited!

PLEASE JOIN US PINE HILL, NJ --Everyone is invited to join us for the Annual National Night Out being held at Overbrook High School on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The event is sponsored by organizations within the Borough of Pine Hill, including the Pine Hill Police Department, Pine Hill Municipal Alliance, Pine Hill School District, Hope Chapel of Pine Hill, Volunteers of America DV and many others. The Pine Hill Police Department has hosted a large National Night Out event for over ten years, with the exception of 2020 due to COVID-19, bringing together a wide variety of social service... Read more →

Some Thoughts on the Cancellation of Gloucester City's Police Department Weekly Crime Report

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews https://gloucestercitynews.net In June residents were telling us there were several larcenies committed in Gloucester City. Since the City Police Department has stopped issuing weekly crime reports we asked the police to release their records about that crime over a period of two to three weeks. We were told to submit an OPRA request for that information. Instead of asking for the number of thefts over a three-week period, we narrowed it down to just one week. The OPRA was submitted on June 28. Because of the 4th of July holiday and the city offices... Read more →

Lower Township Police Weekly Crime Blotter and Adult Arrests 6-28-21 to 7-4-21

(July 19, 2021)--The Lower Township Police Department responded to or initiated a total of 973 calls, averaging a total of 139 calls per day. Police also made a total of 8 arrests during this period. Below is a breakdown of incidents and arrests by date: 6-28-21 Non-Criminal Incidents - 5 Fire Related Calls - 3 Motor Vehicle Accidents - 3 Traffic Enforcement - 28 Public Services – 107 Domestic Violence Incidents - 1 Burglary – Bayshore Rd., North Cape May Theft – Shawcrest Rd., Shawcrest Theft – Bayshore Rd., North Cape May Fraud – Portsmouth Rd., Cold Spring 6-29-21 Non-Criminal... Read more →

The Gloucester Township Community Outreach Truck is Back! 

Our first location will be tomorrow (Monday) July 19th at the back of East Meadowbrook Circle off of Jarvis Road between 1:30 PM and 4 PM! The rest of this week the COT will be utilized for two private school functions, but next week we'll announce several locations in our neighborhoods! Stop out for some fun playing outdoor games like corn-hole, football catch, and Frisbee toss, or step inside the COT truck to play some video games with our GTPD Officers ! Be on the lookout for our COT Officers coming to a neighborhood near you, we're planning on having... Read more →

Mid-Year Report of Law Enforcement Fatalities: Nationwide 155 Line of Duty Deaths

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has released its Mid-Year Report of law enforcement officer fatalities. As the nationwide authority of line-of-duty deaths, NLEOMF releases reports each year that include officer fatality numbers and other statistics relevant to law enforcement. This year’s Mid-Year Report indicates a significant increase in officer deaths and could potentially be the deadliest year for law enforcement on record, if trends continue. So far in 2021, there have been 155 line-of-duty officer deaths. COVID-19 continues to be the number-one cause of death, reaching 71 officers so far this year. The report also notes that... Read more →

Scars of Blue: A Story of the Heart and Soul of the Person Behind the Badge written by Local Cop Chad Holland

Amazon.com: Scars of Blue: A story of Policing, Corruption, Mental Health, and Survival written by Chad Holland About the Author Chad Holland (photo) served for nearly two decades with the Brooklawn, Somerdale, and the notoriously dangerous Camden, New Jersey police departments-surviving on instincts, training, and the love and trust of his partners. The eldest of four brothers, Chad was born in Philadelphia, Pa, and spent his adolescent and teenage years growing up in Brooklawn, NJ. Chad has two grown sons. Chad J, from his prior marriage, and Jacob. He currently reside in New Jersey. --This text refers to the paperback... Read more →

Gloucester City Police and Firefighter Rescue Woman from Delaware River

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 12, 2021)--A 911 call was received by Gloucester City Police and the Fire Department around 10:30 AM stating a woman was seen floating in distress near the North Wind Schooner at Freedom Pier. The schooner docking at Freedom Pier (photo courtesy of https://northwindsail.org Police spokesperson Lt. Jason Flood, said Police Officer Michael Becker was the first to arrive at the scene. He saw the victim hanging precariously to a rope that was attached to the schooner. Her face was barely above the water. Since the gate of the security fence... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: St. Joseph's PD K-9 MAX KILLED BY Assailant

MAX St. Joseph Police Department, Missouri End of Watch Wednesday, June 30, 2021 K9 Max was shot and killed by a suspect while members of the St. Joseph Police Department’s Special Response Team executed a domestic violence-related search warrant at a home at 5108 Barbara Street. As officers breached the home’s rear door the subject ran out of another door where he was confronted by K9 Max and Max’s handler. He opened fire and fatally wounded K9 Max before being taken into custody. K9 Max had served with the St. Joseph Police Department for two years. RELATED: Via Officer Down... Read more →

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William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews The Battle of Baltimore image courtesy of historycentral.com Recently some unknown Olympic hopeful came in third at a track meet. Instead of accepting the fan's gratitude and standing proudly for the raising of our Flag and the playing of the country's National Anthem she decided this was the time "To protest for Her People"! The Liberal media and the Left, and some on the Right applauded her for turning her back on our flag and country. She is not that good so you won't be seeing her win any medals at the Olympics in... Read more →

Daisey, The Newest Member of the Bucks County District Attorney's Office

DAISEY THE COURTHOUSE COMFORT DOG is the newest full-time member of the District Attorney's Office! She was specially trained by the experts at Canine Partners for Life to support victims and witnesses through the criminal justice system, and some of our staff have been trained alongside her to help her keep her skills sharp. For messages or inquiries about Daisey, please use the form located HERE. https://bucks.crimewatchpa.com/da/29567/content/daisey-courthouse-comfort-dog Sourced via CRIMEWATCH®: Read more →

Avalon Police Invite Public For Coffee

The Avalon Police are bringing back “Coffee with a Cop”. This coming week it will be held on Thursday, July 8th at 2892 Dune Drive from 8 AM to 10 AM. Great idea! Wouldn't be nice if police departments in Audubon, Brooklawn, Bellmawr, Camden City, Gloucester City, Mt. Ephriam, Runnemede, and Westville did the same. Read more →

*Graffiti Art Contest at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee – Alcatraz East Crime Museum invites artists to submit their entry into the 3rd Annual Graffiti Art Contest held on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The event coincides with National STEM Day, bringing attention to the addition of Arts… turning STEM to STEAM. Although graffiti is a controversial issue that is very costly to clean up, this contest and exhibit highlights organized graffiti programs found across America that reduce vandalism while promoting local talent. “We know how serious the graffiti issue is in many areas of the country, which is why we want to help teach people about... Read more →

GOP Challenger Polistina: Mazzeo is Obligated to Empower Atlantic City PD to Protect/Servere

Egg Harbor Township, NJ - “At a time when far-left politicians are pushing to defund, disband, and disrespect law enforcement, the recent surge of violent crime in Atlantic City is proof positive that this anti-police approach is not just dumb, it's dangerous," said Polistina. “The problem isn’t a pandemic, and it’s not the weather, it’s politicians like Vince Mazzeo refusing to allow our brave men and women in law enforcement to do their jobs.” Gloucestercitynews graphic files The Atlantic City Police Department has been operating without a Chief of Police since October 1, 2020 and is currently understaffed by 60... Read more →

PODCAST: Inside the FBI's Missing Children's Cases

Audio Download Download Audio File Recent Audio 05.25.2021 — Inside the FBI: Missing Children's Day 05.12.2021 — Inside the FBI: Procurement Collusion Strike Force 05.07.2021 — Inside the FBI: Combating Terrorism 04.08.2021 — Inside the FBI: The Unabomber Case Inside the FBI: Missing Children's Cases Download episode Transcript Monica Grover: On May 25, 1979, 6-year-old Etan Patz left his house to go to school. Unfortunately, he never made it to his bus. Decades later, we’d learn that he was kidnapped and murdered that same day. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan declared May 25 National Missing Children’s Day in Etan’s memory.... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Gordon Beesley Shot and Killed, Along with Two Civilians

Police Officer Gordon Beesley Arvada Police Department, Colorado End of Watch Monday, June 21, 2021 Police Officer Gordon Beesley was shot and killed at about 1:30 pm after having responded to a suspicious event call near the Arvada Library in the 7500 block of W 57th Avenue. While on scene he became engaged in a shootout with an armed subject and was fatally shot. The subject and a bystander who came to Officer Beesley's assistance were also shot and killed. Officer Beesley had served with the Arvada Police Department for 19 years. He was the SRO at Oberon Middle School... Read more →

Officer Down: Seattle Police Officer Lexi Harris Struck and Killed by Vehicle, age 38

Police Officer Alexandra Brenneman Harris Seattle Police Department, Washington End of Watch Sunday, June 13, 2021 Police Officer Lexi Harris was struck and killed by a vehicle while checking on the welfare of several drivers who had just been involved in a vehicle crash on I-5 near Spokane Street. Officer Harris had just completed her shift and was en route home when she encountered the crash at about 1:15 am. She had exited her vehicle to check on the drivers when she was struck by another passing vehicle. After being struck, one of the drivers from the original crash stole... Read more →

Officer Down: Holly Springs Police Officer Joe Burson, Dragged by a Vehicle and Killed

Police Officer JOSEPH BURSON Holly Springs Police Department, Georgia End of Watch Wednesday, June 16, 2021 HOLLY SPRINGS, GA (June 16, 2021)--Police Officer Joe Burson succumbed to injuries sustained when he was dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop of a speeding vehicle at about 11:00 pm. He had stopped the vehicle on Hickory Road between Little Road and Hickory Hills Drive. At some point during the stop the driver attempted to flee in the car and dragged Officer Burson alongside of it. Officer Burson was able to fatally shoot the subject while being dragged but suffered severe injuries... Read more →

Officer Down: Police Sergeant Erasmo García-Torres Shot and Killed Conducting a Traffic Stop

Sergeant Erasmo García-Torres Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico End of Watch Thursday, June 10, 2021 PUERTO RICO--Sergeant Erasmo García-Torres was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop at the intersection of Calle Villa and Calle Venus in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The driver started to walk away during the stop and Sergeant García-Torres began to follow him. The man suddenly turned around and opened fire on Sergeant García-Torres, striking him in the head. Sergeant García-Torres was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man who shot him was arrested a short time later and charged... Read more →

Pine Hill Police K-9 Unit Receives Donation of Body Armor from Vested Interest in K9s

PINE HILL, NJ--The Pine Hill Police Department is proud to introduce their newest member, K9 Condor. K9 Condor and his handler, K9 Office Bruey began the 17 week NJSP Patrol course in September 2020, progressing to proficiency in obedience, area searches, building searches, article searches, tracking, agility, and criminal apprehensions in accordance with the AG guidelines, successfully completing the initial training in January 2021. The K9 Team continued their specialized training in March 2021 and successfully completed the 14 week NJSP Narcotic Scent Detection course in the beginning of June. Pine Hill Police Department’s K9 Condor will receive a bullet... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Ginarro New, age 27,  Killed in Automobile Crash

GINARRO NEW Phoenix Police Department, Arizona End of Watch Monday, May 31, 2021 Phoenix, Arizona--Police Officer Ginarro New, age 27, was killed in an automobile crash at the intersection of Cave Creek Road and E Greenway Parkway at about 10:30 pm. His patrol car was struck by another vehicle that ran a red light at a high rate of speed. The impact knocked Officer New's patrol car through a brick wall and caused it to overturn. Responding rescue crews extricated him from the vehicle and transported him to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of... Read more →

Officer Down: Police Officer Manny Familia, age 38, Drowned Attempting to Rescue a Juvenile

EMMANUEL FAMILIA Worcester Police Department, Massachusetts End of Watch Friday, June 4, 2021 Police Officer Manny Familia, age 38, drowned while attempting to rescue a juvenile who had gone underwater in a small pond in Green Hill Park at about 1:35 pm. Three juveniles who had gone into the water became distressed. One of the juveniles went underwater and failed to service. Officer Familia and several other officers responded to the pond and entered the water in an effort to save all three. Officers were able to bring the other two juveniles to shore, however, Officer Familia failed to surface... Read more →

Officer Down: Detective Ryan Park and Detective Jamie Huntley Park Killed by Vehicle Assault

SAN DIEGO, CALIF, --Detective Ryan Park, 32, and his wife, Detective Jamie Huntley-Park, age 33, were killed when their department vehicle was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver on I-5 near Route 905 in San Ysidro. Both individuals were nine-year members of the San Diego Police Department. They were conducting follow-up investigations when the crash occurred at about 10:25 am. The driver of the other vehicle was also killed in the collision. Detective Park and Detective Huntley-Park were in the same academy class and later married. Both were promoted to the rank of Detective on the same day. RELATED: Via... Read more →

Officer Down: Lieutenant Adam Gustafson Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

Lieutenant Adam Gustafson West Fargo Police Department, North Dakota End of Watch Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Lieutenant Adam Gustafson, age 40, suffered a fatal heart attack after attending active shooter training at the department's range. He had returned to the West Fargo Police Department headquarters following the training and was found unresponsive in the garage. Officers immediately started CPR before he was transported to a local hospital where was pronounced dead. Lieutenant Gustafson was a U.S. Army combat veteran and had served with the West Fargo Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.... Read more →

Officer Down: Sergeant Dominic Vaca Shot and Killed During Motorcycle Chase

Sergeant Dominic Vaca San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California End of Watch Monday, May 31, 2021 Sergeant Dominic Vaca, 47, was shot and killed following a vehicle pursuit of a motorcycle in Yucca Valley at about 2:00 pm. Deputies were conducting enforcement operations for off-highway vehicle violations when they attempted to stop the motorcycle near Paxton Road and Imperial Drive for having no license plate. The driver abandoned the motorcycle near Dumosa Avenue and Sunnyslope Drive and set up an ambush for responding deputies. As the deputies approached the motorcycle the subject opened fire on them, fatally wounding Sergeant Vaca.... Read more →


K9 Jaeger Stephens County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma End of Watch Friday, May 14, 2021 STEPHENS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA(MAY 30, 2021)--K9 Jaeger, age 6, suffered a serious spinal injury when he fell while attempting to enter his handler's patrol car in the Stephens County Courthouse parking lot. Despite receiving extensive medical treatment it was determined he would not be able to survive and he was humanely euthanized. K9 Jaeger had served with the Stephens County Sheriff's Office for five years. BIO Breed German Shepherd Gender Male Age 6 Tour Not available INCIDENT DETAILS Cause Fall Incident Date Wednesday, April 14, 2021 RELATED:... Read more →

Deptford Police Officer Tackles and Disarms Suspect Michael Dorazo, of Glendora

DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (May 31, 2021)--On May 29, 2021, officers from the Deptford Township Police Department responded to the report of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Pasadena Avenue in their municipality. As officers were responding to the scene, multiple gunshots were heard. Upon arrival at the scene, officers determined that an incident had occurred where a Michael F. Dorazo, 41, of Glendora, N.J. had forced entry, brandished and discharged a handgun, and subsequently fled the residence on foot into the surrounding neighborhood. Information developed at the scene disclosed Dorazo was armed with multiple firearms, including twol handguns and... Read more →

Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Dan Trujillo, Deputy Sheriff James Herrera, Trooper John Harris

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Trujillo Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado End of Watch: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Deputy Sheriff Duke Trujillo died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty at the... Visit Memorial Deputy Sheriff James Herrera Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado End of Watch: Sunday, May 16, 2021 Deputy Sheriff James Herrera died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while assigned... Visit Memorial Trooper John Harris Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi End of Watch: Friday, May 28, 2021 Trooper John Harris was struck and... Read more →

Officer Down: Conservation Officer Sarah Grell; Detective Stephen Arnold; Police Officer Scot Triplett

Conservation Officer Sarah Grell Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division, Minnesota End of Watch: Monday, May 24, 2021 Conservation Officer Sarah Grell was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 336 and County Road... Visit Memorial OTHER RECENT LODDS View All >> Detective Stephen Arnold Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, LA End of Watch: 5/23/21 Write a Reflection Police Officer Scotty Triplett Memphis Police Department, TN End of Watch: 5/22/21 Write a Reflection RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published Gloucestercitynews.net... Read more →

Officer Down: K-9 Jango Shot and Killed by Convicted Felon

K9 Jango Bakersfield Police Department, California End of Watch Tuesday, April 27, 2021 K9 Jango was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension of a convicted felon following a pursuit of a stolen vehicle. Officers had attempted to stop the vehicle on Highway 58 but the subject refused to stop and lead officers on a pursuit. The vehicle crashed through a chainlink fence along the highway and the man fled on foot into a nearby residential area. The man was located hiding in the backyard of a home in the 2000 block of Feliz Drive and K9 Jango was released... Read more →

Gloucester City Police Raid West Winds Wellness Cannabis/Apparel Store

Gloucestercitynews.net files William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 27, 2021)--The West Winds Wellness store, 340 South Broadway was raided yesterday afternoon, May 26, around 4:15 PM. by members of the Gloucester City Detective Bureau, the Gloucester City Patrol Division, and the Camden County Sheriff's Department S.E.R.T. Eight officers were involved in Wednesday's investigation; Detective Keith O'Donnell (Case Agent), Detective Sergeant Carl Depoder, Detective Joe Hopkins, Investigator John Bryszewski, and Officers Greg Coxe, George Spingler, Sean Gartland, and William Defoney. West Winds store 340 S. Broadway, Gloucester City (CNBNews photo) The store opened earlier this week. After... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Officer Michael Wall Succumbs to Fatal Heart Attack Breaking Up Juvenile Mob Attack

Detention Services Officer Michael Wall Los Angeles County Probation Department, California End of Watch Friday, April 30, 2021 Detention Services Officer Michael Wall suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after restraining a juvenile offender who had led a mob assault on another juvenile offender at the Central Juvenile Hall at 1605 Eastlake Avenue in Los Angeles. The attack occurred inside of a classroom and two of the offenders then ran into a field in front of the facility. Officer Wall and another officer pursued the juveniles into the field and restrained one of them. Officer Wall suddenly collapsed into the... Read more →

"Gathering Strength Through Adversity: A Conversation with Commissioner Danielle Outlaw"

(Philadelphia PD, PA) Hosted by the USDOJ International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) Police Development Advisory Council (IPDAC) Webinar Thurs, May 27, 2021 9:00AM (Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA time) (International time zones included below) Webex link: https://doj-crm.webex.com/doj-crm/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9d1480e5ee268d54b6530305a41f00fc ” This is the eighth in ICITAP’s webinar series, which focuses on law enforcement leadership and police reform in the United States. With introductory remarks from (and moderation by) ICITAP Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Advisor Lynn Holland, this one-hour webinar will feature Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, who will share her experience serving and leading law enforcement communities in Oakland, Portland, and Philadelphia.... Read more →

Officer Down: Chris Oberheim, age 44, Shot and Killed Answering a Domestic Call

CHRIS OBERHEIM Champaign Police Department, Illinois End of Watch Wednesday, May 19, 2021 CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS--Police Officer Chris Oberheim was shot and killed at about 3:20 am while responding to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex in the 3200 block of North Neil Street. He and another officer had arrived at the location and were walking from their patrol cars when they encountered a male subject involved in the disturbance. The man opened fire on both officers, fatally wounding Officer Oberheim. The second officer was also wounded but was able to return fire and killed the subject. Officer Oberheim... Read more →

Officer Down: Deputy Sheriffs Steve Jones & Sam Leonard, shot/killed responding to a Barking Dog

Deputy Sheriff Stephen Jones (left) and Deputy Sheriff Samuel Leonard (right) Concho County Sheriff's Office, Texas. End of Watch Monday, May 10, 2021 EDEN, TEXAS--(May 10, 2021)--Deputy Sheriff Stephen Jones, age 34 and Deputy Sheriff Samuel Leonard, age 26, were shot and killed while responding to a complaint about a dog in the 100 block of Bryan Street in Eden, Texas. An altercation occurred as both deputies, along with an Eden municipal employee, made contact with a subject at a residence. The subject fatally shot both deputies and critically wounded the city employee before barricading himself inside of the home.... Read more →

Current and Past NYPD Cops Charged with Towning Company Bribery Scheme

Retired Officer also Charged with Drug Trafficking and Firearm Offenses A nine-count indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Heather Busch, Robert Hassett, and Robert Smith with five counts of using interstate facilities to commit bribery and two counts of conspiracy to violate the Travel Act. Smith is also charged with attempting to transport at least one kilogram of heroin and possessing a firearm during the commission of that crime. During the relevant period, Smith, Busch, and Hassett were New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) police officers assigned to the 105th Precinct in Queens. Smith retired from... Read more →

Remember the Fallen Candlelight Vigil Tonight; Honoring 394 Officers

Today is our 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil. Due to the ongoing public health crisis, we will gather virtually to honor the fallen. I hope you will join us tonight. We will honor the 394 fallen officers whose names were engraved on the Memorial this year, and we aim to light 22,611 virtual candles, one for every officer name on the Memorial. Will you join me in honoring law enforcement by donating and lighting a virtual candle today? With your virtual candle, you can include a personal message of Respect, Honor, or Remembrance that will appear on our website. Not only... Read more →

Officer Down: Det. Luca Benedetti, Shot and Killed During Burglary Investigation

Detective Luca Benedetti San Luis Obispo Police Department, California End of Watch Monday, May 10, 2021 Detective Luca Benedetti, age 37, was shot and killed as he and other detectives executed a search warrant as part of an investigation of a series of burglaries. The detectives approached the apartment, identified themselves, and asked to enter. They waited an extended period of time with no response before forcing entry into the apartment. The suspect was laying in wait inside and opened fire as the detectives entered the apartment. Detective Benedetti and another detective were both struck. The subject was also wounded... Read more →

A Message from Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins:

"The men and women of the Gloucester Township Police Department prepare to celebrate a very special time of the year for law enforcement. National Police Week is celebrated May 9-15 this year, with a special somber remembrance on National Peace Officer Memorial Day on May 15. As I reflect back on this time last year, we were in middle of an unprecedented pandemic, and law enforcement in general were part of the “good guys,” who were out working in public safety along with healthcare professionals and other first responders. No one could have predicted how fast the pendulum would swing... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Remembering The Men in Blue

One of the 22,611 names on the Memorial is Aaron Allan. On the morning of July 27, 2017, he and his wife Stacy put their son on the bus for his first day of kindergarten. Then Aaron went to work, where he responded to a single-car accident. When he crawled into the vehicle to help the passengers, he was shot 11 times. Stacy and her son came to DC to visit the Memorial and see Aaron’s name engraved on the Memorial. Stacy was overwhelmed to see the love of her life memorialized in stone. At that moment, she felt she... Read more →

New Jersey Police Officer Unjustly Fired for Calling BLM "Terrorists"...

Raises Money on GiveSendGo.com Sara Erwin, a 20-year veteran patrol officer, was terminated for calling BLM protesters “terrorists” Washington, D.C. – A veteran New Jersey patrol officer who was unjustly fired for exercising her First Amendment rights is raising money on GiveSendGo.com as she evaluates her next steps. Sara Erwin, who had served with distinction in the Hopewell Township Police Department since 2001, was fired on April 30 over a June 2020 Facebook post where she said that Black Lives Matter protesters who rioted in the wake of George Floyd’s death were “terrorists.” “They hate me. They hate my uniform.... Read more →

Atlantic City PD Radom Acts of Copness

ATLANTIC CITY- The Atlantic City Police Citizens Police Academy is a free, nine-week civilian academy for city adults and participants graduated on April 30, 2021. At the graduation, Neighborhood Coordination Officers of the Atlantic City Police Department offered RANDOM ACTS OF COPNESS as they assisted in organizing the event and serving food to graduates and those in attendance. . “Since yesterday these NCO officers have been here cleaning the gym and preparing for the event. These officers are truly protecting and serving,” Atlantic City Police Lt. Santiago said on the day of the event. The Atlantic City Citizens Police Academy... Read more →

Annual Candlelight Vigil to Memorialize Those Who Sacrificed All

This year, hundreds of names will be engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which will bring the total to 22,611 officers killed in the line of duty memorialized there. The NLEOMF will host a Virtual Candlelight Vigil on May 13 at 8:00 p.m. to memorialize those who sacrificed all for their communities. An in-person event honoring the fallen will be held during National Police Weekend, Oct. 13-17. View Virtual Police Week Schedule of Events Read more →

CNBNews Cheers and Jeers for April 2021

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CHEER – Thank goodness Gloucester City signed a no Marijuana smoking or vaping law prohibiting anyone to use those products on public lands, property, or outdoor events. We can only hope it is truly enforced. Even though it is now legal recreationally we don’t need the entire city smelling like a dirty diaper. Feel free to do what you want in the privacy of your own but please don’t subject others to your vices or health risks. JEER -The Gloucester City Police Department released a press statement in April with the headline Gloucester City... Read more →

Officer Down: Chandler Police Officer Chris Farrar, Killed by a Vehicle

Chandler Police Department, Arizona End of Watch Thursday, April 29, 2021 CHANDLER, ARIZONA (May 2, 2021)--Police Officer Chris Farrar was struck and killed by a vehicle during a vehicle pursuit of a stolen vehicle involving multiple agencies. Deputies with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office had initiated the pursuit of a known felon shortly after 10:00 pm. The driver of the vehicle fired shots and at the responding deputies before entering Chandler, Arizona. The man drove through a gate and onto the runway of the Chandler Regional Airport and then back into the community. He drove to a car dealership on... Read more →

Officer Down: Two Officers Shot and Killed During a Welfare Check at a Home

Sergeant Chris Ward (left) and Deputy Sheriff Logan Fox, Watauga County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina End of Watch: Wednesday, April 28, 2021Sergeant Chris Ward Watauga County, North Carolina--On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Deputy Sheriff Logan Fox and Sergeant Chris Ward were shot and killed while conducting a welfare check at a home on Hardaman Circle. A coworker of the homeowner had requested a welfare check after the man did not report for work and was not answering his phone. Responding officers discovered all the vehicles belonging to the owner in the driveway. As Sergeant Ward and Deputy Fox entered the... Read more →