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OFFICER DOWN: NY Patrolman Jason Rivera Shot and Killed Responding to a Domestic Violence Call

JASON RIVERA New York City Police Department, New York End of Watch Friday, January 21, 2022 NEW YORK, NJ--Police Officer Jason Rivera was shot and killed when he and two other officers responded to a domestic violence call in an apartment at 119 West 135th Street in Harlem. When the officers arrived at the apartment about 6:30 pm, they spoke with the suspect's mother. Officer Rivera and another officer went to the rear of the apartment to interview the suspect while the third officer stayed with the mother. As the officers approached the door to a room the suspect was... Read more →


Help Wanted: Civil Service Commission announces test for position of Police Officer in Maple Shade

The NJ Civil Service Commission has posted a testing announcement for the position of Police Officer in Maple Shade. The test is open to residents of the State of NJ between the ages of 18 and 35. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S., graduate from high school or vocational high school or possess an approved high school equivalent certificate and possess a valid NJ driver’s license. Applications are being accepted on the NJ Civil Service Commission website until 28 February 2022. See attached link for further information and application. https://info.csc.state.nj.us/Vats/WebAnno.aspx?FileNumber=34073 Address/Location Maple Shade Township Police Department 200 N Stiles... Read more →


*Gloucester City Police Department Accepting Applications for Patrolman

x REQUIREMENTS: Before proceeding, you MUST Click here and read the 2022 Law Enforcement Examination Fact Sheet. EDUCATION: Applicants must have graduated from high school or vocational high school or possession of an approved high school equivalent certificate. AGE: Not less than 18 nor more than 35 years of age at the announced closing date for filing applications for the position. In determining maximum age eligibility of veterans, the time spent in active military service during periods specified in Civil Service Commission law and rules will be deducted from the attained age. NOTE: Appointees will be required to successfully complete... Read more →


Bellmawr Police Officer Anthony Franklin Exonerated; Found Innocent Of All Charges

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews BELLMAWR, NJ (December 15, 2022)(CNBNews)--A Bellmawr Police Officer who was accused of sucker-punching a man at a wedding held at the Marion Catering Hall, Cinnaminson in May 2019 has been found innocent of all charges, according to court documents obtained by CNBNews. Those documents, dated December 14, 2020, from the Cinnaminson Municipal Court, titled “Civil Action Expungement Order, state in part, "THIS MATTER having resulted in an arrest/charge not resulting in a conviction or adjudication of delinquency (dismissal, acquittal, discharge without a find of guilt) for ANTHONY J. FRANKLIN, and it appears that the... Read more →


Moorestown Police Recruiting Future Cops

The Moorestown Police Department is recruiting for future police officers, take the first step. The NJ Civil Service Commission (NJ CSC) has opened on-line applications for the 2022 Entry Level Law Enforcement Examination testing cycle. The Moorestown Police Department will be hiring future officers from the list of candidates that successfully complete the examination. The examination is only given every three years. If you are interested in a law enforcement career with Moorestown or another Civil Service Police Department, we encourage you not to miss this opportunity. Applications must be submitted to NJ CSC online by 4pm February 28, 2022... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Seeking Applicants

Join GTPD! Applications Being Accepted By NJ Civil Service Commission Until Feb 28th, Don't Delay! Now is your chance to start the process of become a Gloucester Township Police Officer- Join Our Team! The NJ Civil Service Commission has officially posted the job announcement for Gloucester Township, New Jersey residents! Take the first step and sign up for the exam, online applications are being accepted from now until February 28, 2022 at 4 PM- Click HERE for all the details! - https://info.csc.state.nj.us/Vats/WebAnno.aspx?FileNumber=33972 Learn more about GTPD Team! Check out our "Who We Are, What We Do, We Are Here For... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Officer Shoots 44-Year-Old White Man, Incident Under Investigation

PHILADELPHIA- On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at approximately 6:25 PM, SWAT personnel were assisting South Detectives in serving a search warrant at 19XX S. Bancroft Street, in reference to an aggravated assault and firearms violation. The entry team formed a “stack” and positioned themselves at the front door. The breaching officers knocked and announced, twice, and stated, “Police- with a warrant”. Officer Scratchard was first in the stack and observed the decedent, Vicenzo Rudi 44/W/M, standing in a doorway inside of the garage. Officer Scratchard immediately announced “police” and ordered Rudi to open the door and to drop the gun.... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN : 2021 Honor Roll of Heroes; 491Officers Killed

From January 1, 2021, up until December 31, 2021, there have been 491 Police officers die, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. View Statistics for Year 2021 Total Line of Duty Deaths: 491 Sergeant Gordon William Best North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety, SC EOW: Friday, January 1, 2021 Cause: Automobile crash Sergeant Daniel Marcus Mobley DeKalb County Police Department, GA EOW: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Cause: Struck by vehicle Constable Cecil Nunley Sequatchie County Constable's Office, TN EOW: Saturday, January 2, 2021 Cause: COVID19 Lieutenant Jeff Bain DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, AL EOW: Sunday, January 3, 2021... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Cleveland Police Officer Shane Bartek Shot/Killed by Woman who Tried to Steal His Car

Police Officer Shane Bartek Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio End of Watch Friday, December 31, 2021 Cleveland, Ohio--Off-Duty Police Officer Shane Bartek was shot and killed while attempting to take action when a woman attempted to carjack him in the 4300 block of Rock River Drive. The woman approached him in the parking lot of an apartment complex and attempted to rob him of his car. Officer Bartek immediately took police action and attempted to disarm the woman but was shot twice during the ensuing struggle. The woman fled but was later arrested along with a male accomplice following a... Read more →


Growing Up In Gloucester City: New City Patrolman Sworn-In April 1982, Retires As Deputy Chief

MEMORIES (CNBNewsnet)--Looking for some information in an old Gloucester City News we came upon this photo of Michael Kaye, who became a police officer in Gloucester City in 1982. By Wm. E. Cleary Sr. Twenty-seven years later in 2009, Officer Kaye had risen to the position of Deputy Police Chief and retired from his position with $100,000 extra in his pocket along with fringe benefits. The following explains how he and former Police Chief William Crothers walked away from their jobs as rich men. It should be noted that neither man did anything wrong to obtain the monies they received.... Read more →


Taquaysha Bell Charged in Fatal Traffic Accident that Killed a Police Officer in Atlantic City

Taquaysha Bell MAYS LANDING- A Trenton woman has been arrested and charged in connection to a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred in June 2020, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. On Dec. 15, 2021, detectives of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force assisted in the arrest of Taquaysha Bell, 29, at her residence in Trenton. Bell was charged with Vehicular Homicide and Assault by Auto in connection to a motor vehicle crash that occurred on June 19, 2020, on the White Horse Pike in Hammonton. Following Bell’s arrest, she was turned over to the detectives of... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Illinois Deputy Sheriff Sean Riley, Shot and Killed Responding to a Distressed Motorist

Deputy Sheriff Sean Riley Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Illinois End of Watch Wednesday, December 29, 2021 WAYNE COUNTY, ILLINOIS--Deputy Sheriff Sean Riley was shot and killed after responding to assist a motorist near mile marker 115 on I-64 at about 5:00 am. Another officer responding to back him up found him suffering from fatal gunshot wounds and his patrol car was missing. The subject later abandoned the patrol car on I-64 before fleeing to St. Peters, Missouri, where he carjacked and shot a citizen. The man then abandoned the vehicle before stealing another vehicle and returning to Illinois. He was... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Illinois Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic Shot and Killed Responding to Dogs Barking Call

Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic Bradley Police Department, Illinois End of Watch Wednesday, December 29, 2021 BRADLEY, ILLINOIS-Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic was shot and killed as she and another officer investigated a noise complaint at the Comfort Inn at 1500 Illinois 50. The officers had responded to the motel at approximately 9:30 to investigate reports of barking dogs that were left unattended in a vehicle. They located the room where the vehicle's owner was staying and contacted the occupants. During the encounter, the occupants attacked and shot both officers, killing Sergeant Rittmanic. The other officer suffered a serious gunshot wound to the head.... Read more →


Maryland Natural Resources Police Report

Natural Resources Police Report — November 2021 December 9, 2021 The Maryland Natural Resources Police(NRP) charged numerous individuals in November for conservation law violations including striped bass poaching and illegal deer hunting. A Pennsylvania man faces charges after police say he falsely obtained a hunting license and committed other deer hunting violations. On Nov. 27, officers were checking a Baltimore County property for illegal hunting activity when they observed an all-terrain vehicle ridden by two armed individuals wearing camouflage. Police spoke with one passenger, identified as Christopher Gunter Jr., and conducted a weapon safety check. Officers said Gunter was using... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Baltimore Police Officer Keona Holley Succumbs to Gunshot Wounds

LINE OF DUTY DEATHS THIS YEAR 479 +29% BALTIMORE, MD (December 24, 2021)(CNBNEWS)--Police Officer Keona Holley succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained on December 16th, 2021, when she was ambushed in the 4400 block of Pennington Avenue. She was sitting in her patrol car at about 1:30 am when two men approached from behind and opened fire, shooting her multiple times. Both men then went to another location approximately 10 miles away where they murdered another man who owed one of them $100. Officer Holley was transported to a local hospital where she remained in critical condition until succumbing to her... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Heroes and Helpers

VIDEO: Gloucester Township Police 9th Annual Heroes and Helpers (Shop With A Cop) 2021! https://youtu.be/SFydo-zHUhw On Saturday, December 11th, 2021 The Gloucester Township Police Department, with a partnership with the Target Store Gloucester-Township , participated our 9th annual Heroes and Helpers Program (Shop With a Cop)! Gift cards were purchased for each child to spend on Christmas gifts for their families. The children were chosen with the assistance of the Gloucester Township Public School District, Our Lady Of Hope School, and Erial Christian School and were selected from each school in the Township to participate in the event. This year,... Read more →


Grand Jury Will Not File Charges Against Clifton Cop Involved in Fatal Traffic Accident with Motorcyclist

TRENTON (December 7, 2021)(CNBNews)– A state grand jury has voted not to file any criminal charges at the conclusion of its deliberations regarding the death of Frank A. Lovato, 20, of Wyckoff, N.J., who collided with a car while operating a motorcycle and being pursued by Officer John Ferraro of the Clifton Police Department on June 17, 2019. The fatal police encounter was investigated by the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) and presented to 16 to 23 New Jersey residents called to serve on the grand jury in accordance with Directive 2019-4, the “Independent Prosecutor Directive,” issued in... Read more →


This Year There Were 26 K9s Killed in the Line of Duty

K9 Figo Cullman County Sheriff's Office, AL EOW: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Cause: Automobile crash K9 Riley Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, CA EOW: Monday, January 18, 2021 Cause: Gunfire K9 Luna Duluth Police Department, MN EOW: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Cause: Gunfire K9 Joker Indian River County Sheriff's Office, FL EOW: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Cause: Training accident K9 Kozmo Mesquite Police Department, TX EOW: Monday, April 26, 2021 Cause: Assault K9 Jango Bakersfield Police Department, CA EOW: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Cause: Gunfire K9 Khan Monroe County Sheriff's Office, GA EOW: Friday, May 14, 2021 Cause: Heatstroke K9 Jaeger... Read more →


Officer Down: Richard Houston, Mesquite Police Department, Texas, Shot and Killed At

Police Officer Richard Houston, II Mesquite Police Department, Texas End of Watch Friday, December 3, 2021 Police Officer Richard Houston, was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance in the parking lot of a grocery store at 1500 S Beltline Road. During the investigation, a man produced a gun and opened fire on Officer Houston at about 1:40 pm. Both Officer Houston and the subject were critically wounded in the exchange of gunfire. Officer Houston was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Officer Houston had served with the Mesquite Police Department for 21 years.... Read more →


EX-State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Stopping and Following Female Driver in Patrol Car

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced that a former New Jersey state trooper was sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty earlier this year in connection with an incident in which he stalked a female motorist in his patrol vehicle while on duty. Michael Patterson, 30, of Bayonne, N.J., was sentenced yesterday to 12 months in state prison without possibility of parole by Superior Court Judge Andrea Carter in Middlesex County. Patterson pleaded guilty on Aug. 17, 2021 to a charge of fourth-degree tampering with public records. As a result of his guilty plea, Patterson forfeited his... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Once Again Domestic Violence Call Became Deadly; Alabama Sheriff Nicholson, Shot and Killed

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Madison "Skip" Nicholson Wilcox County Sheriff's Office, Alabama End of Watch Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Reserve Deputy Sheriff Skip Nicholson was shot and killed while he and the chief deputy responded to a domestic disturbance call on Shamburger Road in Yellow Bluff at about 5:00 pm. A woman had reported that her estranged husband had threatened to kill her and had left to retrieve a firearm. As Deputy Nicholson and the chief deputy arrived at the home they encountered the man, who opened fire and shot both deputies. Despite being wounded, the chief deputy returned fire and... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Another Police Officer, Henry Larson, Killed As A Result of Domestic Violence

Police Officer Henry Laxson Clayton County Police Department, Georgia End of Watch Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Police Officer Henry Laxson was shot and killed as he and other officers responded to a domestic violence and shooting call in the 3600 block of Jervis Court in Rex at about 8:40 pm. The first officers to arrive on scene encountered a 12-year-old boy who had been shot in the face. Despite his injuries, the boy was able to lead officers to his house. As the officers approached the house, a man opened fire from inside before retreating inside toward the back of... Read more →


Another Acting Camden County Prosecutor Takes Oath of Office

Camden City, N.J. – Grace C. MacAulay, who retired from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office in 2018 after more than 25 years of service, has been sworn in as Acting Camden County Prosecutor. The swearing-in ceremony occurred on December 1st, 2021 at the Camden County Hall of Justice. MacAulay was sworn in by The Honorable Kathleen M. Delaney, J.S.C. Acting Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay (left) and The Honorable Kathleen M. Delaney, J.S.C. “This is seriously one of the greatest days of my life,” MacAulay told the CCPO staff before the ceremony. “I believe the crux of the criminal... Read more →


Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer Retiring effective Dec. 1

Camden City, N.J. – Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer has announced she is retiring effective December 1, 2021. Mayer was sworn in as Acting Prosecutor on October 1st, 2019. She immediately set out to strengthen the relationship between the CCPO and the community by creating the position of Community Engagement Coordinator. “She saw the value in having the community view the office as a partner in safeguarding liberty and justice, and sought to break down the unwarranted stereotype that a prosecutor’s office is a faceless entity that exists only to imprison others,” said Acting First Assistant Prosecutor Mary... Read more →


DNRP Collect Toys for Christmas Gifts

Gloucestercitynews.net files To kick off the holiday season, Delaware Natural Resources Police are teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to provide toys as gifts for children in local communities. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys suitable for boys and girls of all ages and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in communities nationwide. Toys will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 15 at the following drop-off locations with Toys for Tots donation boxes, with donors asked to adhere to current mask requirements for state... Read more →


Lower Township Police Chief Extends No Shave November

Lower Township, NJ – Police Chief William Priole announces the extension of No Shave November. Lower Township Police Officers for the entire month of December will once again be able to let it grow wild and free! Each participating officer will donate a minimum of $50.00 toward this great cause. All proceeds will be donated to the Lower Township Toy Drive. This is a great time to help our families in need. In addition, if anyone would like to donate to the Lower Township food banks we ask that you drop off a gift card from one of the local... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: PA Corrections Officer Rhonda Russell was shot and killed after a struggle for her firearm

The suspect had restrained Officer Russell and aimed the weapon at the officer. The officer shot at the suspect, but the suspect moved Officer Russell into the line of fire. Corrections Officer Rhonda Jean Russell Blair County Prison, Pennsylvania End of Watch Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Corrections Officer Rhonda Russell was shot and killed after a struggle for her firearm at the holding area of the Central Court building at 615 Fourth Street in Altoona. A male inmate attacked and disarmed Officer Russell while waiting for a court hearing. An Altoona police officer who was in the court building saw... Read more →


AG Releases Video and Tapes Related to Death of Jose Gonzalez of Paterson

TRENTON – The Attorney General’s Office today released two 911 calls, radio communications and video footage from a body-worn camera related to the death of a man who was the subject of a police response that occurred on October 2, 2021, in Paterson, N.J. The decedent has been identified as Jose Gonzalez, 41, of Paterson. The death remains under investigation by the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA). The recordings are being released in response to an OPRA request and pursuant to policies established by the Attorney General in 2019 that are designed to promote the fair, impartial, and... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Paramhans Desai Henry County, Georgia; Shot/Killed

Police Officer Paramhans Desai Henry County Police Department, Georgia End of Watch: Monday, November 8, 2021 Police Officer Paramhans Desai succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained at about 6:00 pm on November 4th, 2021, while responding to a domestic violence call near the intersection of Keys Ferry Road and Floresta Drive in McDonough. Officer Desai was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he remained on life support until succumbing to his wounds on November 8th, 2021. He continued to serve his community after his passing by having multiple organs donated. The subject who shot Officer Desai fled the area and... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Deputy Sheriff Lena Nicole Marshall, Jackson County Sheriff, Ga; Shot & Killed

Deputy Sheriff Lena Nicole Marshall Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Georgia End of Watch Monday, November 8, 2021 Deputy Sheriff Lena Marshall succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier while responding to a domestic disturbance call at 6416 Highway 124 in Hoschton. As she and another deputy contacted someone in the home a woman opened fire on them, wounding Deputy Marshall. Deputy Marshall's partner returned fire and killed the woman. Deputy Marshall was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her wounds. Deputy Marshall had served with Jackson County Sheriff's Office for almost two years and had previously... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Detective Joseph Eden Honored With Prestigious Retail Theft Award

On November 3, 2021, Gloucester Township Police Department Det. Joseph Eden was presented with the Retail Law Enforcement Achievement Award from New Jersey Food Council and New Jersey Retail Merchants Association during their annual conference. Det. Eden is assigned as in Retail Theft Unit, and was recognized for building strong personal partnerships with small business owners and retail businesses in Gloucester Township, New Jersey . These community partnerships have enabled us to effectively address of shoplifting, organized retail crime groups, and employee theft. The Gloucester Township Police Department began the Retail Theft Detective Program in 2015 as part of the... Read more →


Camden County Police Dept. Participating in No Shave November

Camden CITY, NJ) – For the first time, Camden County Police Department officers are participating in No Shave November to honor a fallen member of the CCPD family. Starting Monday, officers who donate at least $1 a day ($30 or more for the month) will be able to forgo shaving and grow their moustaches and beards. The donations are being facilitated through the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 218, and this marks the first time since the department’s inception that CCPD officers have the chance to participate in No Shave November. The money being raised by the agency will go... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Kingsville, Texas Patrolman Sherman Otto Benys, Jr. Dies from Gunshot Wounds

Senior Patrolman Sherman Otto Benys, Jr. Kingsville Police Department, Texas End of Watch Thursday, November 4, 2021 Senior Patrolman Sherman Benys succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier while responding to a domestic dispute on the 300 block of South Wanda in Kingsville. When Patrolman Benys and another officer arrived at the scene the male subject opened fire on them, striking Patrolman Benys and prompting the two officers to return fire. The subject fled the scene was apprehended by officers and taken into custody. Senior Patrolman Benys had served with the Kingsville Police Department for 19 years. He is... Read more →


Philly Mayor Signs Law Banning Police Stops for Minor Traffic Violations

By Christen Smith | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Philadelphia became the first major U.S. city to ban police stops for minor traffic violations in an effort to reduce harmful interactions between law enforcement and people of color. Mayor Jim Kenney signed legislation Monday, some two weeks after the city council voted 14-2 in favor of the policy, which will limit traffic stops to primary violations that threaten public safety. “To many people who look like me, a traffic stop is a rite of passage – we pick out cars, we determine routes, we plan our social interactions... Read more →


Joe Piechowski, of Bellmawr, Retired CC Sheriff Officer, Member of Bellmawr Men's Club, VFW # 7410, GHS Alum

Joseph W. Piechowski, Sr. on October 29, 2021, of Bellmawr. Age 75. Joseph W. Piechowski, Sr. Beloved husband of Pat (nee Loftus) of 52 years. Devoted father of Joseph Jr. (Colleen), Colleen Gallagher (Thomas), and John (Theresa). Loving grandfather of Matt, Drew, Grace, Patrick, Riley, Reagan, Keira, and Jack. Dear brother of Patricia Phillips (the late Frank) and Colleen Robinson (Chris). Predeceased by his parents Walter and Mildred Piechowski. Also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Joe worked for the Camden County Sheriff's Department for 25 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Bellmawr Men's... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Tyler Timmins Shot and Killed Investigating a Stolen Pickup

TYLER TIMMINS Pontoon Beach, Illinois--Police Officer Tyler Timmins was shot and killed while investigating a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of a Speedway gas station at the intersection of Illinois 111 and Chains of Rocks Road at about 8:00 am. He was approaching the pickup truck when a subject opened fire on him, fatally wounding him. The subject who shot him was arrested by other officers at the scene. Officer Timmins was taken to a local hospital before being transferred to SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He died a short time later. Officer Timmins... Read more →


*Parking Restrictions for Marc Ryan 5K Run/Walk Nov. 6th

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 23, 2021)--The Gloucester City Police Department released the following statement pertaining to the upcoming Cpl. Marc Ryan 5K Run/Walk to be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The following parking restrictions will be enforced between 5:30 am and 11:00 am to facilitate the 9th. Annual Cpl. Marc Ryan 5K Run/Walk: Hudson St. between Sussex and King St. – both sides N. Burlington St. between Middlesex and Bergen Sts – both sides (until 1:00 pm) King St. between Jersey Ave. and Hudson St. - east side only Jersey Ave. between King and Charles Sts. - northside only... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Issue an Alert Re: Car Safety Seats

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 21, 2021)--Gloucester City Police issued a statement today regarding parents/guardians not securing their children in car seats. The press release is below. We have received several complaints about parents/guardians not securing their children properly, in child safety seats, during school drop-offs and pick-ups. Please keep in mind that motorists must adhere to the following Child Passenger Safety Laws: Any child under the age of 8 years old and a height of 57 inches shall be secured as follows in the rear seat of a motor vehicle: A child under the age of 2 years and 30... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Lock Down Gloucester High School, Clear Athletic Fields as a Precaution

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(October 21, 2021)--CNBNews received several calls early Wednesday evening about a large gathering of police officers in the area of the Gloucester High School, 1300 Market Street. The callers said there was a person who was threatening to kill himself. One source said the police locked down the high school and the nearby Cold Springs elementary complex. Lt. Jason Flood, spokes man for the Gloucester City Police Department, was contacted for further information; Flood said, “Normally I would issue a media release, however regarding what happened last night I am prohibited from... Read more →


OPINION: The Pension System for Police, Fire Departments and County Sheriffs Needs to be Fixed

UPDATED/CORRECTED Dorothy Heade | CNBNews contributor GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 19, 2021)--Recently there was quite the conversation on CNBNews about Gloucester City employees who are enrolled in the NJ state pension plans. One person explained that when he retired from his private industry job he should make out just as well and questioned if the rest of us were jealous. The answer is "no." If someone worked for Comcast (as an example) and is collecting a million dollar pension, congratulations! I, as a consumer, have the opportunity to use Comcast's services or Verizon , Dish, Direct or no cable service... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: 11 K-9's DIE WHILE ON DUTY BETWEEN JUNE 4 AND SEPT. 11; FIVE FROM HEATSTROKE

K9 Kitt Braintree Police Department, MA EOW: Friday, June 4, 2021 Cause: Gunfire K9 Zena Cocoa Police Department, FL EOW: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Cause: Heatstroke K9 Max St. Joseph Police Department, MO EOW: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Cause: Gunfire K9 Jas Savannah Police Department, GA EOW: Sunday, July 25, 2021 Cause: Automobile crash K9 Rex Michigan State Police, MI EOW: Sunday, July 25, 2021 Cause: Vehicular assault K9 Byrd Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, TX EOW: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Cause: Heatstroke K9 Ivar Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, LA EOW: Friday, August 20, 2021 Cause:... Read more →


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Gloucester City Residents to Submit Public Comment

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


STATE ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE TO EXAM GLOUCESTER CITY PD

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