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Officer Down: Police Officer Katie Thyne Dragged by a Vehicle Pinned Against a Tree

Police Officer Katie Thyne Newport News Police Department, Virginia End of Watch Thursday, January 23, 2020 Police Officer Katie Thyne, age 24, died after being dragged by a vehicle while conducting an investigation. Police Officer Thyne and her partner were investigating reports of drug activity when they approached a car along the 1400 block of 16th Street in Newport News. During the investigation, the driver sped off, dragging Police Officer Thyne for a block. The vehicle struck a tree, and Officer Thyne was pinned between... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Officer Kaulike Kalama and Officer Tiffany-Victoria Bilon Enriquez Shot and Killed

KAULIKE KALAMA Officer Tiffany-Victoria Bilon Enriquez HONOLULU, HAWII (January 120, 2020)--Officer Kaulike Kalama and Officer Tiffany Enriquez were shot and killed on Sunday, January 19, 2020 while responding to a stabbing call at a home at 3015 Hibiscus Drive shortly after 9:00 am. An elderly woman had filed eviction paperwork against her tenant, who suffered from mental health issues and had been falsely calling 911 repeatedly in recent weeks. The landlord and tenant became engaged in an argument in which the man stabbed the woman.... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Chaplain Program

GTPD Community Bulletin: Did you know Gloucester Township Police Department has a Chaplain Program? Are you a clergy member who is looking to join the GTPD as a volunteer chaplain? The Gloucester Township Police Department works together in a partnership with qualified religious leaders, regardless of denomination, who are available to respond during a crisis or time of need in providing a more personalized quality of service to the community. The goal is by having the Police & Clergy working together during certain crisis or... Read more →

PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety

Editor's Note: Former Gloucester City Police Office John Driscoll shares his personal thoughts below about his battle with PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety. He included some suggestions on what he did to cope with these common problems. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PTSD can happen to anyone. It is not a sign of weakness. A number of factors can increase the chance that someone will develop PTSD, many of which are not under that person's control. For example, if you were directly exposed... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Lakeland, Florida Police Officer Paul Dunn killed in Motorcycle Crash

Police Officer Paul Dunn Lakeland Police Department, Florida End of Watch Thursday, January 9, 2020 LAKELAND FLORIDA--Police Officer Paul Dunn, age 50, was killed in a motorcycle crash on Lakeland Highlands Road, south of Lake Miriam Drive, at approximately 5:45 am. He was en route to the police station on his department motorcycle when he struck the raised median of the roadway. He was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries. Officer Dunn was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Public Safety Officer Jackson Ryan Winkeler, Shot and Killed During Traffic Stop

JACKSON RYAN WINKELER Florence Regional Airport Department of Public Safety, South Carolina End of Watch Sunday, January 5, 2020 FLORENCE COUNTY, SC--Public Safety Officer Jackson Winkeler, age 26, was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on Gilbert Avenue near the airport's terminal shortly before 6:00 am. The man opened fire on Officer Winkeler during the stop. Over 30 shots were exchanged during the ensuing shootout. The man then stole Officer Winkeler's service weapon and fled the scene. He was arrested a short time... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson, Shot and Killed During a Traffic Stop

Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson Panola County Sheriff's Office, Texas End of Watch Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Panola County, Texas--Deputy Sheriff Chris Dickerson, age 28, was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on FM 10 near FM 2260 in Gary City at 2:00 am. During the stop the driver suddenly exited the vehicle and opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, shooting Deputy Dickerson six times. Nearby residents who heard the gunshots found Deputy Dickerson in the roadway. He was transported to a local hospital... Read more →

Non-Fatal Police Shooting in Woodlynne

WOODLYNNE, NJ (Dec. 30, 2019)--Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer reported a non-fatal police involved shooting in Woodlynne on Sunday evening December 29, 2019. Preliminary investigation indicates that on Sunday, December 29, 2019, at approximately 10:57 p.m., officers from Woodlynne Police Department were dispatched for a report of an armed robbery at a gas station in the area of Mt. Ephraim and Ferry Avenues in Woodlynne. Upon arrival, the officers were advised by the victim of the direction where the suspect fled and encountered... Read more →

Retiring Paterson Firefighters, Police Officers Receiving $1.2 million Leave Time Payouts Under Tax Deferred Plan

PATERSON, NJ (December 28, 2019)--Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh (photo) and council members have agreed to set up what’s called a 401(a) plan, tax-differed retirement saving accounts, for retiring public safety employees. According to The Paterson Times members of the City Council approved a measure this past Monday allowing Sayegh’s administration to set up the plan at the request of the police and fire unions. Under the proposal, the city will deposit the accumulated leave time payouts for police and fire employees into the tax-differed retirement... Read more →

A Holiday Message to Gloucester Township Residents From Police Chief Harkins

As we reflect on the past year, we are honored that we helped make Gloucester Township a great place to live, work, and play. We look forward to making 2020 an even better year. We will continue to use cutting edge methods and programs to interact with community members, to make the Gloucester Township Police Department the very best that it can be. We are excited to meet the challenges, and we will partner with our community to overcome any situation that we encounter. We... Read more →

52 Police Officers Join Camden County Police Dept.

(Camden City, NJ) – Fifty-two new police officers joined the proud men and women of the Camden County Police Department this afternoon. After the swearing-in ceremony officers were assigned to the police administration building for additional agency training. Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli executed the swearing-in with the police officers at Camden County College’s Camden campus and talked about their new careers. “Many of these officers will be deployed to the streets of Camden to become part of a nationally recognized model of policing that is... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Det. Cliff Martinez, Struck and Killed by a Vehicle; Suspects Still at Large

While he was still on the ground the subjects entered a car and intentionally ran over him, pinning him under the vehicle. They then fled on foot and remain at large. CLIFF MARTINEZ San Antonio Independent School District Police Department, Texas End of Watch Saturday, December 21, 2019 SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS--Detective Cliff Martinez was intentionally struck and killed by a vehicle after he broke up a fight at an IHOP restaurant at 739 Hot Wells Boulevard at about 3:00 am. He was working secondary employment... Read more →

Congratulations to Voorhees Police & Fire Chief Louis Bordi

Voorhees, New Jersey: Congratulations to Voorhees Police & Fire Chief Louis Bordi for receiving a community impact award from the Voorhees Business Association. Chief Bordi was recognized for his hard work and implementation of outreach programs within the community. During Chief Bordi’s tenure, progressive community policing programs have been incorporated into the department’s annual agenda. Some of the most popular programs consist of national night out, coffee with a cop, LEAD drug awareness courses, the junior police academy, the citizens police academy, and the Car... Read more →

FBI Praises Police Officers for Risking Their Lives to Save Fire Victim

Hudson, New Hampshire--Law enforcement officers are challenged daily while answering the call of duty; they face each encounter freely and unselfishly. In certain instances, their actions warrant special attention from their respective departments. The Bulletin also wants to recognize those situations that transcend the normal rigors of the profession. One night in April 2019 just after 2 a.m., Officer Colby Morton was on her way to work at the Hudson, New Hampshire, Police Department, when an unusual light caught her eye in the top left... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Juveniles in Stolen Pickup Truck Kill Mississippi Constable

EULA RAY "RAYE" HAWKINS Panola County Constable's Office, Mississippi End of Watch Thursday, December 12, 2019 PANOLA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI--Constable Raye Hawkins, age 57, was killed when his vehicle was struck by a stolen pickup truck being pursued by other officers at around 2:30 pm. The pursuit started in Tallahatchie County when deputies attempted to stop the stolen vehicle that was occupied by two juvenile offenders. The juveniles lead the deputies on a pursuit that entered Panola County and continued towards Batesville. Constable Hawkins was responding... Read more →

Maple Shade PD Seeking Officers through the Intergovernmental Transfer Program.

(Maple Shade NJ)(Dec. 13, 2019)--The Maple Shade Police Department announces our recent acceptance and participation in the New Jersey Civil Service Commission Intergovernmental Transfer Program (ITP). In order to be considered, an officer MUST be a member in good standing of a Civil Service police department who participates in the ITP with a valid certification from the Police Training Commission as a full-time Municipal Police Officer. If you are looking to join a progressive agency that offers superior training, opportunity, job growth and a supportive... Read more →

FBI Seeking Public’s Help in Jersey City Shootings

December 12, 2019 In conjunction with the Newark Field Office’s investigation of the Jersey City shooting, the FBI has created a web page for the submission of photos and videos that could contain information relevant to the crimes. Members of the general public are asked to submit that media at fbi.gov/jerseycity. “We live in a technological era where people capture information without even realizing it,” said Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie. “We have long said that members of the public—who say something when... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Nassau Bay Sergeant Kaila Sullivan Killed by Suspect Driving Car

Sergeant Kaila Sullivan Nassau Bay Police Department, Texas End of Watch Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Sergeant Kaila Sullivan was killed when she was intentionally struck by a vehicle driven while attempting to arrest a wanted subject in the 2000 block of San Sebastian Court at 8:30 pm. Officers had conducted a traffic stop on the man who was wanted on a warrant for domestic assault. When they attempted to place him in custody he began to resist and was able to re-enter his vehicle. He... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Jersey City Det. Joe Seals Shot and Killed

Detective Joseph Seals Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey End of Watch Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Detective Joseph Seals was shot and killed at 12:30 pm in Bayview Cemetery after encountering two subjects in a van that was linked to a homicide in Bayonne, New Jersey. During the encounter, Detective Seals was shot in the back of the head. The two subjects then fled in the stolen van and eventually barricaded themselves inside of a grocery store on Martin Luther King Drive. They murdered three... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Patrolman Stephen Carr Ambushed, Slain in Parking Lot

Police Officer Stephen Carr Fayetteville Police Department, Arkansas End of Watch Saturday, December 7, 2019 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS--Police Officer Stephen Carr was shot and killed in an unprovoked attack as he sat in his patrol car in the Fayetteville Police Department's rear parking lot at about 9:40 pm. He was waiting for his partner to return from inside of the police station when a subject approached him and opened fire without warning, killing him. Officers inside of the station heard the shots and immediately responded. They... Read more →

Officer Down: 114 Line of Duty Deaths in 2019

Master Police Officer Joseph William Shinners Provo Police Department, UT EOW: Saturday, January 5, 2019 Cause: Gunfire Police Officer Dale James Woods Colerain Township Police Department, OH EOW: Monday, January 7, 2019 Cause: Struck by vehicle Police Officer Clayton Joel Townsend Salt River Police Department, TR EOW: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Cause: Struck by vehicle Police Officer Natalie Becky Corona Davis Police Department, CA EOW: Thursday, January 10, 2019 Cause: Gunfire Trooper Christopher Lambert Illinois State Police, IL EOW: Saturday, January 12, 2019 Cause: Vehicular... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Houston PD Sgt. Christopher Brewster, Shot and Killed

Sergeant Christopher Brewster Houston Police Department, Texas End of Watch Saturday, December 7, 2019 HOUSTON TEXAS--Sergeant Christopher Brewster, age 32 was shot and killed while responding to a domestic assault at about 6:00 pm. A woman had called 911 and reported that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend and that he was armed with two firearms. When officers arrived at the scene both subjects had already left. Sergeant Brewster was checking the area when he saw the couple walking in the 7400 block of... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Policeman Billy Fred Clardy Killed During Drug Raid

BILLY FRED CLARDY, III Huntsville Police Department, Alabama End of Watch Friday, December 6, 2019 HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA--Agent Billy Clardy III was shot and killed while participating in a narcotics operation with the HIDTA Gulf Coast Task Force. The task force was conducting a buy-bust operation at a home on Levert Street, near the intersection of Oakwood Avenue, at 4:00 pm. Agents attempted to take the suspect into custody as the man delivered a large amount of narcotics to the home. The man immediately opened fire,... Read more →

Officer Down: Master-at-Arms Oscar J. Temores

Master-at-Arms Oscar J. Temores United States Navy Security Forces, U.S. Government End of Watch Saturday, November 30, 2019 Virginia Beach, Virginia--Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Oscar Temores was killed when his patrol car was intentionally struck by a vehicle that had run the gate at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The vehicle entered Fort Story at Gate 8 on Atlantic Avenue by driving the wrong way in the outbound lanes at a high rate of speed at 7:35 pm. Personnel at the... Read more →

Delaware Police and Marine Corps Reserve Team Up

Toys for Tots program DOVER (Nov. 27, 2019) – DNREC Natural Resources Police units from Delaware State Parks, the Division of Fish & Wildlife, and the Environmental Crimes Unit have teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to provide toys for children in local communities for the holidays. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots collects new, unwrapped toys suitable for boys and girls of all ages, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in... Read more →

Happy Thanksgiving from Gloucester Township Police

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--As we enter into the Holiday Season, we at the Gloucester Township Police Department have much to be thankful for. We are thankful that we live in a nation that guarantees us our freedoms. We are thankful for those whom we are honored to help at their time of need. We are thankful for this great community that we serve. We are thankful to be able to do what we are called to do. We are thankful for the many people who thank... Read more →

Officer Down: Sheriff John "Big John" Williams, Sr. Shot and Killed Responding to a Trespassing Call

Sheriff John "Big John" Williams, Sr. Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Alabama End of Watch Saturday, November 23, 2019 Sheriff John Williams was shot and killed at 8:00 pm while responding to a trespassing and noise complaint call at a convenience store at the intersection of Highway 21 and Highway 97 in Hayneville. He had responded to the store after an employee of the store had called to report a large gathering of people in the parking lot who would not leave. Sheriff Williams arrived at... Read more →

Camden County Association of Chiefs of Police has partnered with Policeapp

Would you like to be a police officer? The Camden County Association of Chiefs of Police has partnered with Policeapp to provide regionalized testing for possible available police positions in Camden County over the next 12 months. All participating agencies will have access to the results of the test to improve their application pool for Class I, Class II, Class III, and full time positions (non-civil service for full time positions). If you know anyone who is interested, please share the below link with them... Read more →

Voorhees Police Asking Family & Friends to Support Officer Scott Davis Nov. 26

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP NJ--The Voorhees Twp Police Dept is teaming up with the Iron Hill Brewery at the Voorhees Town Center to develop a beer in support of Retired Cherry Hill Police Officer Scott Davis. After retiring from the Cherry Hill Police Dept Scott Davis returned to service with the Voorhees Twp Police Dept as a SLEO Class II Officer where he diligently served as the primary school security officer at Kresson Elementary School. Unfortunately Officer Davis had to retire again after being diagnosed with ALS.... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Detroit Police Officer Rasheen McClain Shot & Killed

Police Officer Rasheen McClain Detroit Police Department, Michigan End of Watch Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Police Officer Rasheen McClain was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence in which a woman’s boyfriend had broken into her home and threatened the occupants with a firearm. When responding officers arrived on the scene, they encountered the victims outside. They informed Officer McClain that the man was inside of the home and armed. Officer McClain and other officers began clearing the home to locate the subject.... Read more →

Miguel Angel Villegas Wanted for Shooting at Tuckerton Cop Arrested in NY

TUCKERTON NJ (Nov. 22, 2019)—Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Miguel Angel Villegas, 29, (photo) of New Haven, Connecticut was taken in to custody at Penn Station in New York, NY shortly after 8pm this evening by the United States Marshals Service and the New York City Police Department. “A massive manhunt began earlier today after Villegas exchanged gunfire with a Tuckerton Borough Police Officer earlier this morning in Tuckerton,” Prosecutor Billhimer said. Villegas was taken into custody this evening without incident. At... Read more →

Officer Down: Investigator Cecil Ridley Shot/Killed During Subject Stop at Convenience Store

Investigator Cecil Ridley Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia End of Watch Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Investigator Cecil Ridley, age 51, was shot and killed while conducting a subject stop at a convenience store at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. near 12th Street in Augusta. He was conducting proactive patrols with other members of the narcotics unit in response to recent gun violence in the area. They observed a group of individuals loitering in front of the convenience store and attempted to contact... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Say "Thanks for Giving "

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--Around the world, more than enough food is produced to feed the global population—but more than 820 million people go hungry each year. After steadily declining for a decade, world hunger is on the rise, affecting 11 percent of people globally. There were an estimated 775 million undernourished people in 2014 – a record low - but that number increased to 820 million in 2018. 37 million people face hunger in the U.S. today — including more than 11 million children and nearly... Read more →