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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 Ian Van Franke who sent us the pictured wonderful letter of thanks, and to the Hollyfield Family for your thank you and appreciation letter ! Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 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 the City of Cape May. On August 2, 2020 at 8:44 PM, the Cape May Police Department received a call of an unresponsive person in the water in the area of Jefferson Street and the beach. Patrol units immediately responded and conducted a search of the area but were... 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 Sheriff's Office for four years. Breed Belgian Malinois Gender Male Age 7 Tour 4 years INCIDENT DETAILS Cause Heart attack Incident Date Saturday, July 11, 2020 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 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 her handler had responded to the area to assist with conducting a track. She was rushed to a local veterinary hospital after being struck but succumbed to her injuries. K9 Bonnie had served with the University of Nevada Reno Police Department for five years. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial... 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 low-priority call when a vehicle crossed the center line and struck his vehicle. He had to be extricated from the vehicle and flown by helicopter to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, in Grand Rapids, where he remained until succumbing to his injuries. Trooper Starr served with the Michigan State Police... 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 Patrol Officers are reporting that many victims DID NOT have their bike serial number recorded. Without the serial number, police can’t enter the specific bike into the computer system and/or locate the owner to return it. Our advice to you: Take photos of your bike and serial number with... 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 vehicle struck him and a second deputy at about 9:45 pm. Both deputies were transported to a hospital in Tupelo where Deputy Pickle succumbed to his injuries shortly after midnight. Deputy Pickle was a Mississippi National Guard Veteran. BIO Age 24 Tour Not available Badge Not available Military Veteran... 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 swept back away from shore. His body was recovered a short time later. Deputy Nichols had served with the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office for 10 years and served as the agency's Search and Rescue director. He is survived by his wife and two children. BIO Age 33 Tour 10... 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 unrest occurring nationwide, the officer was holding a firearm when he looked through the door's peephole. He switched the gun to his left hand, and as he opened the door it discharged. The round struck Officer Hutton, fatally wounding him. The officer who was holding the gun when it... 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 is under investigation. Mount was assigned to 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. “He was a husband, son, brother and leader who was adored by everyone who knew him,” Maj. Gen. Christopher Donahue, commander of the Fort Bragg, N.C.-based... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Welcomes New Officers

(Gloucester Township, NJ)(July 23, 2020)--Monday, July 20, the Gloucester Township Police Department welcomed three new officers. These officers although new to the Gloucester Township Police Department they bring with them previous police experience and are all Veterans who have served our great country. The Community Relations Bureau was present to capture the exciting moment as they made their oath to serve the community of Gloucester Township. We welcome (left to right) Officer Patrick O’Hanlon, Officer Christopher Foschini and Officer Kevin Martina to our Gloucester Township family. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact... Read more →


Police Reform Bills Now Law in Pennsylvania

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed two bills Tuesday that reform police hiring and training practices. House Bills 1841 and 1910 create a database of officer conduct records that can be consulted during the hiring process and train employees to recognize implicit bias and use de-escalation and reconciliation techniques when responding to incidents. “We have made progress in six weeks, but we are far, far from the finish line,” Wolf said. “My executive order and the bills I’m going to sign in the next few minutes are still not enough... Read more →


Officer Down: Police Officer Ismael Chavez & Police Officer Edelmiro Garza were shot and killed from ambush

McALLEN, TEXAS--Police Officer Ismael Chavez (left) age 39, and Police Officer Edelmiro Garza (right) age 35, were shot and killed from ambush while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home in the 3500 block of Queta Street. They had approached the front door of the home when they were suddenly ambushed and shot before drawing their weapons or making an emergency broadcast. Other officers who were sent to check on them came across the scene and immediately requested backup. The subject who ambushed them committed suicide as additional units arrived on scene. Officer Chavez had served with the... Read more →


Officer Down: Chief Deputy Lee Weber Presumed Drowned Trying To Save His Son

Chief Deputy Lee Weber HUGHES COUNTY, SD-Chief Deputy Lee Weber is presumed to have drowned in the Missouri River two miles north of Fort Pierre while attempting to rescue his 8-year-old son who had fallen out of a moving boat. Multiple agencies are involved in search and recovery efforts for his body. Chief Deputy Weber dove into the water without a life jacket in an attempt to reach his son but was swept away by the current. His son was rescued by other nearby boaters. Chief Deputy Weber was a veteran of the South Dakota National Guard and had served... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: K9 Thorr Killed in Auto Crash

THORR Henry County Police Department, Georgia End of Watch Thursday, January 9, 2020 HENRY COUNTY, GA.--K9 Thorr was killed when the patrol car he was riding in collided with a tractor-trailer on I-75 near mile marker 206 in Spalding County. His and another officer were on patrol and were making a U-turn in a median turnaround. As they entered back into traffic the patrol car was struck by a tractor-trailer. K9 Thorr was killed as a result of the collision. Both officers and the driver of the semi were injured. K9 Thorr had served with the Henry County Police Department... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: K9 Hondo Shot and Killed

K9 HONDO Herriman City Police Department, Utah End of Watch Thursday, February 13, 2020 HERRIMAN CITY, UTAH--K9 Hondo was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension of a wanted subject in the area of 445 East and 300 South in downtown Salt Lake City shortly before midnight. K9 Hondo and his handler were assisting the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team serve the warrant. The wanted parolee exited an apartment and pulled out a handgun as he fled on foot. As K9 Hondo attempted an apprehension he was shot as task officers fired at the subject. The wanted subject... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: K9 RAO, South Carolina Highway Patrol Dies from Illness

K9 RAO South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina End of Watch Wednesday, June 10, 2020 K9 Rao died of an illness. K9 Rao had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for nine years. K9 Rao was named after Senior Trooper Michael Rao who was struck and fatally injured a vehicle in the line of duty on June 10th, 2002, exactly 18 years to the day before K9 Rao was killed. BIO Breed Unknown Breed Gender Male Age Not available Tour 9 years INCIDENT DETAILS Cause Duty related illness RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Patrolman Anthony Dia, Shot and Killed: Fleeing Suspect Commits Suicide

ANTHONY DIA, age 26 Toledo Police Department, Ohio End of Watch Saturday, July 4, 2020 TOLEDO, OHIO--Police Officer Anthony Dia was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance at a Home Depot store at 1035 West Alexis Road at about 12:30 am. A drunk subject had started to harass participants of an informal car show that was in the parking lot the store. Officer Dia was the first officer on scene and attempted to contact the subject. The man produced a handgun and opened fire, striking Officer Dia in the chest. Despite his wounds, Officer Dia was able to... Read more →


Officer Down: Sergeant Craig Johnson, Shot and Killed During a Traffic Stop

Sergeant Craig Johnson Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma End of Watch Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Tulsa, Oklahoma--Sergeant Craig Johnson succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous morning when he was shot multiple times during a traffic stop near the intersection of East 21st Street and South 89th East Avenue. An officer on Sergeant Johnson's squad had conducted the traffic stop at 3:30 am and determined the vehicle had to be impounded. The driver refused to exit the vehicle despite the use of de-escalation techniques and non-lethal force, including pepper spray and a taser. As Sergeant Craig and the other officer continued... Read more →


Gloucester Twp. Police Alert: How to Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks

The Fourth of July is coming up, meaning many dog owners will be dealing with howling, barking, and generally anxious dogs. It’s largely believed that Independence Day is the day when the highest number of dogs run away. Here are tips to prevent your dog from freaking out during fireworks: "When those boom booms are over I'll open my eyes!"~ Erica Cleary 1. Keep Your Dog Away From Fireworks: Don’t take your dogs to fireworks shows or leave them outside during fireworks. Keeping your dog inside in the evening on the Fourth of July is the best idea, especially if... Read more →


Philadelphia Mayor Promises Major Changes in Police Department

PHILADELPHIA PA --Earlier this month Philadelphia Mayor James Kennedy promised a number of changes he will be making in the police department because of the death of George Floyd. Some of the changes include cutting the police budget, creating a civilian over site commission of police, using a different methods to negotiate the police union contract, hiring more minorities for the police department. His prepared statement is below. It has been more than 10 days since protests started in Philadelphia following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. In this time, we have seen and... Read more →


Facebook Moderator: If Someone is Wearing a MAGA Hat, I Am Going to Delete Them for Terrorism

Facebook Insider Zach McElroy: I Will Testify Before Congress About the Facebook Bias I Witnessed Against Trump Supporters, Conservative Causes McElroy: “We are essentially in charge of what gets said and what gets stifled” McElroy: 75-to-80 percent of Posts Selected by Facebook’s Algorithm for Moderator Review Support President Donald Trump, Republicans and Conservative Causes Facebook Content Review Lead: “It’s a Very Progressive Company, Who’s Very Anti-MAGA” Facebook’s Human-Directed Restriction of Free Speech Raises Questions Regarding Company’s Protections under Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act [Mamaroneck, N.Y. –June 23, 2020] Project Veritas today released one of the most damning... Read more →


Your Money: $169,000 in Federal Funding for NJ Firemen and First Responders

Monday, June 22, 2020 NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced $169,200 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development grants and loans to support firefighters and first responders in Cape May and Ocean counties. Gloucestercitynews.net files “New Jersey’s firefighters and first responders put their lives on the lines every single day to protect families and businesses in their communities,” said Sen. Menendez. “This critical funding will ensure our brave first responders have the equipment they need to stay safe while continuing to save lives and protect their communities.” “It’s imperative that New Jersey’s firefighters... Read more →


VIDEO: Paul Harvey 's Narrative "A Policeman"

"Policeman" by Paul Harvey done in the style of that wonderful SUPER BOWL commercial "God Made A Farmer". This is a tribute to the many police officers who risk their lives daily. We should never forget who are the first ones we call, when we are in danger. To those who are calling for defunding police departments hopefully before you do anything that foolish you will listen to this tribute to the men in blue. video submitted by Jan Ferry RELATED: Officer Down Memorial page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS published... Read more →


NJ Social Workers Say Trump's Police Reform is Inadequate

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is an open letter from the National Association of Social Workers in New Jersey. The Trump Administration's executive order (EO) on police reform is inadequate to respond to the longstanding crisis of systemic racism in policing. It does not mandate national use of force guidelines, ban chokeholds or greatly curtail no-knock warrants nor does it attribute African Americans' risk for bodily harm or death during a police encounter to systemic racism. Ending systemic racism cannot be achieved with a single act of Congress. Numerous reforms are needed at all levels.... Read more →