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Officer Down: K9 ATLAS Dies from Smoke Inhalation

ATLAS Scotts Valley Police Department, California End of Watch Friday, August 21, 2020 Scotts Valley, California--K9 Atlas, age 6, died from complications of smoke inhalation during the CZU Lightning Complex Fire. Atlas and his handler had to be evacuated from the area on two occasions and were exposed to smoke and... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: K9 Ronja Shot and Killed by Suspect

Tacoma Police Department, Washington End of Watch Thursday, August 13, 2020 K9 Ronja was shot and killed while tracking a murder suspect in the 3600 block of South M Street at about 1:30 am. Another officer had spotted the man in a vehicle and recognized him as being wanted in connection... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Conley Jumper Killed Trying to Arrest Suspect

Sergeant Conley Jumper Greenville County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina End of Watch Tuesday, October 20, 2020 GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC--Sergeant Conley Jumper, age 52, was killed when a suspect attempted to flee during a traffic stop on I-85 near White Horse Road. One of the occupants of the vehicle became engaged in... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Harold L. Preston Shot and Killed Investigating a Domestic Call

Sergeant Harold L. Preston Houston Police Department, Texas End of Watch Tuesday, October 20, 2020 HOUSTON, TEXAS--Sergeant Harold Preston, age 65, was shot and killed at about 9:30 am as he and other officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in an apartment complex in the 2600 block of Holly Hall... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Investigator Lemuel Bruce Shot and Killed by Arson Suspect

Investigator Lemuel Bruce Houston Fire Marshal's Office, Texas End of Watch Friday, October 16, 2020 Investigator Lemuel Bruce was shot and killed at about 3:30 am while conducting surveillance as part of an ongoing arson investigation in the Timbergrove and Heights areas. He and six other investigators were conducting surveillance following... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: K9 Blue Shot and Killed

K9 Blue Gwinnett County Police Department, Georgia End of Watch Thursday, September 10, 2020 K9 Blue was shot and killed behind 1990 Willow Trail Parkway, in Norcross, while tracking a suspect who had fled from a stolen vehicle at about 2:30 pm. Gang Unit detectives were at the location when they... Read more →


Drug Investigation in Gloucester City Terminated, Two Adults, 4 Juveniles Arrested

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Gloucestercitynews.net files (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(October 15, 2020)--Members of the Gloucester City Police Department along with federal authorities and the Camden County Sheriff's Department conducted a simultaneous drug raid last week in Gloucester City. According to Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesman for the Gloucester City Police Department,... Read more →


Officers from Gloucester Township PD Partake in NJ Law Enforcement Torch Run

Gloucester Township Officers from the Gloucester Township Police Special Response Team and K-9 Unit were proud to participate in the 37th Annual NJ Law Enforcement Torch Run benefitting Special Olympics New Jersey! The Torch Run started in Atlantic City early this morning, and officers from several Police Departments ran up the... Read more →


Van Drew Offers to Match State Troopers’ Reward for Intel Re. Monument Desecration

Locked in a dogfight for his congressional seat, U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-2) today told InsiderNJ he would match the $5,000 reward offered by the State Troopers Fraternal Association for information leading to the arrest of whoever desecrated Trooper Bertram T. Zimmerman’s memorial. U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-2) “I... Read more →


PBA Local #231 President Victor Bermudez on Shameful County Democrats Video

Calls on Musso & Castellini to Condemn Video, Vote “No” on Transfer Resolutions (VINELAND, NJ) – PBA Local #231 President Victor Bermudez released the following statement today in response to the shameful and egregious cartoon-like video mocking county correctional police officers and their families at last evenings protest: “A Charlie Chaplin-style... Read more →


Help Wanted: Part-Time School Traffic Guard

Open to Gloucester Township, residents, vacancy for part-time hours (10 hours per week) and on call basis. $11.00 per hour. Applicant must have the ability to: • Regulate and direct the movement of school children at a street intersection, paying particular attention to their safety. • Must pass a criminal background... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Think Twice Before Voting for Legalized Pot

by New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Later this year, NJ voters will be asked to cast their vote on a constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana in our state for people 21 and older. This is a significant issue that most assuredly will impact public safety and... Read more →


Officer Down: Detective Kevin Collins, Shot and Killed During Investigation

Detective Kevin Collins Pine Bluff Police Department, Arkansas End of Watch Monday, October 5, 2020 PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS (October 7, 2020)----Detective Kevin Collins was shot and killed at about 12:05 pm as he and other detectives were conducting an ongoing investigation at a hotel at 210 North Blake Street. He and... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN:Officer Jacob Hancher Shot and Killed Responding to a Domestic Call

OFFICER JACOB HANCHER Myrtle Beach Police Department, South Carolina End of Watch Saturday, October 3, 2020 MYRTLE BEACH, SC (October 5, 2020)--Police Officer Jacob Hancher, age 23, was shot and killed as he and other officers responded to a domestic incident at an apartment in the 400 block of 14th Avenue... Read more →


Sgt. Jason Sailer retires from the Gloucester Township Police Dept.

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--Effective October 1, 2020, Sgt. Jason Sailer retired from the Gloucester Township PoliceDepartment after suffering a career ending injury. Sgt. Sailer has served 17 years of honorable service in law enforcement. Sgt. Sailer was hired by the Gloucester Township Police Department in November 2003 as a Class I Special... Read more →


Camden County Hero Scholarship 28th Golf Outing

Thank you for supporting the children of our local heroes killed in the line of duty! Dawn M. Ragan, Executive Director Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund 162 W. White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009 (856)768-9656 www.camdencountyhero.com You don’t have to be a hero to keep a dream alive… Read more →


Officer Down: Sergeant Ethan Kaskin Killed in Traffic Accident

Sergeant Ethan Kaskin Anderson Police Department South Carolina End of Watch Friday, September 25, 2020 ANDERSON, SC--Sergeant Ethan Kaskin, age 59, was killed when his department vehicle was struck head-on on the Highway 24 bridge, near Wham Road in Anderson County, at 6:30 am. An oncoming vehicle crossed the center line... Read more →


Caller ID Spoofing- Don't Hang On, Hang Up

Gloucester Township Police Community Bulletin: What is Caller ID Spoofing? Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Scammers often use neighbor spoofing so it appears that an incoming call is coming from a local number, or spoof a number... Read more →


*19th Annual Camden Diocesan Virtual Blue Mass Tuesday, September 29

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--Due to the current restrictions due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Bishop Dennis Sullivan, Bishop of Camden has graciously agreed to celebrate the 2020 Camden Diocesan Blue Mass via Live Stream on Tuesday, September 29 at 10:30 am. Please join in with the celebration for the sacrifice and dedication of... Read more →


Sergeant Alvin R. Sugrañes-Lebrón Shot and Killed by a Disgruntled Correction Guard

Sergeant Alvin R. Sugrañes-Lebrón Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Puerto Rico End of Watch Wednesday, September 16, 2020 CNBNews (September 20, 2020)--Sergeant Alvin Sugrañes-Lebrón was shot and killed at the main gate of the Guayama 500 Correctional Institution by a disgruntled corrections officer who worked at another facility. Unbeknownst... Read more →


The Importance of Cybersecurity Standards With Law Firms  

(September 18, 2020)--Legal services are founded on confidentiality and privacy, and the attorney-client relationship is based on it. The profession significantly relies on information and knowledge. With lawyers having access to highly sensitive information from intellectual property to trade secrets, protection of this information is paramount. Regardless of the kind of... Read more →


Hello Lindenwold Families, TIME IS RUNNING OUT...

Time is running out to be counted in the 2020 Census. We desperately need your help more than ever as Lindenwold is underperforming. Completing the Census is safe, easy, and it’s extremely important. Help Lindenwold get its fair share of federal funding. Please commit to completing your survey today and encourage... Read more →


Two Rescued from Ocean Floating in a Rubber Raft

IN THE TOWN BANK SECTION OF LOWER TOWNSHIP LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ--ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH 2020 THE LOWER TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIEVED A CALL FROM A CONCERNED CITIZEN ON THE BEACH IN THE AREA OF BEACH DRIVE AND DELFORD ROAD IN REGARDS TO AN OCCUPIED RAFT IN THE DELAWARE BAY THAT MAY... Read more →


Lindenwold Food Pantry Tuesday

LINDENWOLD, NJ (Sept. 14, 2020)The next Lindenwold Food Pantry will be Tuesday, September 15th from 2-3 pm at Lindenwold High School. We will have pre-packaged bags and boxes to distribute. For the safety of everyone, we request that all attend by car. Please be advised a valid ID and proof of... Read more →


Deputy Sheriff Ryan Hendrix Shot/Killed Responding to a Vehicle Tampering Call

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Hendrix Henderson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina HENDERSON COUNTY, NC--Deputy Sheriff Ryan Hendrix was shot and killed when he responded to a vehicle tampering and shooting call in the area of Bethea Drive and Piney Ridge Drive in Mountain Home. A citizen called 911 at about 3:00 am... Read more →


Bridgeton NJ Patrolman Dies After Trying to rescue a Suspect who Jumped into River

Police Officer Sean Peek Bridgeton Police Department, New Jersey End of Watch Sunday, September 6, 2020 BRIDGETON NJ--Police Officer Sean Peek, age 49, died several hours after attempting to rescue a suspect who jumped into the Cohansey River near the Washington Street Bridge at about 1:30 am. He and other officers... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN:Investigator Luis "Mario" Herrera, Shot by Juvenile Suspect, Dies

LUIS "MARIO" HERRERA Lincoln Police Department, Nebraska End of Watch Monday, September 7, 2020 LINCOLN, NEBRASKA--Investigator Mario Herrera succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on August 26th, 2020, when he and other members of the Metro Area Task Force served an arrest warrant at a home in the area of N... Read more →


Officer Down: Detective James Skernivitz, Working Undercover, Shot and Killed

Detective James Skernivitz Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio End of Watch Thursday, September 3, 2020 CLEVELAND, OHIO--Detective James Skernivitz, age 54, was shot and killed at about 10:00 pm in the area of West 65th Street and Storer Avenue while working in an undercover capacity as part of a federal task... Read more →


The City of Perth Amboy on the Verge of Losing Police Accreditation

Perth Amboy Courthouse and Police Station Perth Amboy, N.J. (September 4, 2020) As communities throughout the nation riot and protest for social justice and higher levels of accountability from their police departments, Perth Amboy is on the verge of losing its accreditation- the very tool that can provide accountability and transparency.... Read more →


Officer Down: Trooper Thomas Devlin Struck by Vehicle Succumbs to Injuries

Trooper Thomas Devlin Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts End of Watch Thursday, September 3, 2020 MASSACHUSETTS--Trooper Thomas Devlin succumbed to injuries sustained on July 26th, 2018, when he was struck by a vehicle on Route 3, south of exit 29 in Billerica while conducting a traffic stop. He was speaking to the... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Captain Stan Elrod, Struck and Killed by Drunk Driver

Captain Stan Elrod Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia End of Watch Thursday, September 3, 2020 MADISON COUNTY, GEORGIA--Captain Stan Elrod, age 49 was struck and killed by a drunk driver while jogging while on duty as part of his department's wellness program. He was jogging along Hunt Road, between Booger... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Total Line of Duty Deaths Since January 2020 Rises To 183

x Total Line of Duty Deaths: 183 9/11 related cancer3 Aircraft accident1 Assault1 Automobile crash15 COVID19101 Drowned3 Duty related illness2 Gunfire31 Gunfire (Inadvertent)4 Heart attack5 Motorcycle crash2 Struck by vehicle6 Vehicle pursuit2 Vehicular assault7 Investigator Ryan D. Fortini New York State Police, NY EOW: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Cause: 9/11 related... Read more →


Officer Down: Corporal Bryant Searcy Killed by Inmate

Corporal Bryant Searcy Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Michigan End of Watch Wednesday, September 2, 2020 Corporal Bryant Searcy was killed when he was assaulted by an inmate at about 10:00 pm at Jail Division 2 at 525 Clinton Street in Detroit. He suffered severe injuries during the struggle with the inmate... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: St. Louis Officer Bohannon Ambushed, Dies from Gunshot Wound

Police Officer Tamarris Bohannon St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri End of Watch Sunday, August 30, 2020 Police Officer Tamarris, age 29, Bohannon succumbed to a gunshot sustained the previous night when he and other officers were ambushed in the 3700 block of Hartford Street at about 6:00 pm. He and... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Officer Bryan Brown, Killed By Vehicle, Driven by Suspect High on Meth

Police Officer Bryan Brown Tohono O'odham Nation Police Department, Tribal Police End of Watch Thursday, August 27, 2020 Police Officer Bryan Brown was killed as he and other officers responded to reports of an armed man driving erratically near the Desert Diamond Why Casino near Why, Arizona, at about 9:00 a.m.... Read more →


Gloucester Twp. PD Traffic Safety: School Re-Opening Stay Alert, Slow Down

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (August 31, 2020)----Schools are opening this week, so be on the lookout when driving through neighborhoods. Drive slowly and watch for children walking in the street, especially where there are no sidewalks. Be aware of children playing or standing at bus stops. Kids are usually taught to look... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Ranger Brendan Unitt Drowns Searching for Missing Boater

Ranger Brendan Unitt Larimer County, Colorado--Ranger Brendan Unitt, age 27, drowned when he was thrown from his patrol boat while searching for a missing boater on Horsetooth Reservoir at about 9:30 pm. Other boaters called authorities when they discovered Ranger Unitt's boat adrift on the reservoir. His body was located at... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Mourns the Loss of Retired Capt. Robert "Bobby" Jones

Retired Captain Robert “Bobby” Jones GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (August 14, 2020)--The Gloucester Township Police Department mourns the loss of Retired Captain Robert “Bobby” Jones, Badge #8, who passed on August 4, 2020. Captain Jones proudly served for 30 years with our department from July 1966 to July 1996. Captain Jones followed... Read more →


Since Early June More Than 100 NYPD Officers Injured in Protests

JAKE DIMA AND SPENCER LANDISCONTRIBUTOR August 07, 20203:02 PM ET Approximately 111 New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers have been injured in demonstrations across NYC’s five boroughs since June 10, a law enforcement spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation. A total of 461 NYPD officers have been injured since... Read more →


Shout out's and THANK YOU's to Everyone Who Supports Gloucester Township Police Officers

THANK YOU to the Martino Family who dropped off breakfast pizzas, the Army National Guard Recruiters from the Lakeland section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey who dropped off supplies for us to give out during our Community Relations Unit events, the Witkowski Family who dropped off pizzas, to Barbara, Andrew, and... Read more →


Body Found on Cape May Beach, Investigation Ongoing

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (August 3, 2020)--- Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief Anthony Marino of the Cape May Police Department announce a joint investigation into the death of an Erma man whose body was discovered in the surf in the area of Philadelphia Avenue in... Read more →


Officer Down: K9 King Dies from Heat Exhaustion

K9 King Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana End of Watch Sunday, July 12, 2020 K9 King died as the result of heat exhaustion following a track of a domestic violence suspect in the 2200 block of North Perkins Ferry Road in Lake Charles. K9 King had served with the Calcasieu Parish... Read more →


Officer Down: K-9 Bonnie Killed by Car During Investigation

K9 Bonnie University of Nevada Reno Police Department, Nevada End of Watch Thursday, July 16, 2020 RENO, NEVADA--K9 Bonnie was struck and killed by a vehicle in the area of Sutro Street and Wedekind Road while she and her handler assisted the Reno Police Department during a shooting investigation. Bonnie and... Read more →


Officer Down: Michigan State Trooper Caleb Starr Struck by Drunk Driver, Dies from Injuries

Trooper Caleb Starr Michigan State Police, Michigan End of Watch Friday, July 31, 2020 Trooper Caleb Starr succumbed to injuries sustained three weeks earlier when his vehicle was struck head-on by an intoxicated driver in Ionia County. He was traveling west on Grand River Avenue, in Boston Township, responding to a... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Crime Prevention Tip: A Photo of Your Bike's Serial #

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--The “Block Flyer” Bicycles have quickly become popular among young kids, and are available in several cool colors, sizes, and PRICE. They have also become popular with thieves, too, as Gloucester Township Police patrols have taken several theft reports over the past weeks. While taking these theft reports, our... Read more →


Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Dylan Pickle Struck and Killed by Vehicle

Deputy Sheriff Dylan Pickle Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi End of Watch Sunday, July 26, 2020 Monroe County, Mississippi--Deputy Sheriff Dylan Pickle was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a safety checkpoint on Hamilton Road near Seely Drive. He and several other deputies were conducting the checkpoint when a... Read more →


Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff William Nichols Drowns Trying to Save Son from Rip Current

Deputy Sheriff William K. Nichols DeSoto County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi End of Watch Wednesday, July 22, 2020 WILLIAM K. NICHOLS Deputy Sheriff William Nichols drowned while attempting to save his son from a rip current near Sandestin, Walton County, Florida. He was able to get his son to safety but was... Read more →


Officer Down: Police Officer Scott Hutton, Shot & Killed

Police Officer Scott Hutton Alexander Police Department, Arkansas End of Watch Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Alexander, Arkansas--Police Officer Scott Hutton was shot and killed when he went to pick up a patrol car from another officer's home at the beginning of his shift at 7:10 pm. Due to the anti-police social... Read more →


Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount, Dies in Vehicle Rollover Accident somewhere in Eastern Syria

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount Operation Inherent Resolve. Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount, 25, from St. George, Utah, died as the result of a vehicle rollover accident while conducting reconnaissance operations, July 21, 2020, in Eastern Syria. The incident... Read more →