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OFFICER DOWN: Louisiana State Trooper George Baker Struck and Killed by Patrol Car

Trooper George Baker Louisiana State Police, Louisiana End of Watch Sunday, May 24, 2020 HAMMOND, LOUISIANA--Trooper George Baker, age 33, succumbed to injuries sustained on May 20th, 2020, when he was struck by a Hammond patrol car while removing stop sticks from the roadway during a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit started when officers from the Hammond Police Department attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle. Trooper Baker and another trooper successfully deployed stop sticks on Wardline Road, near the intersection with Kate Street, causing the vehicle... Read more →


Stanford Medicine offers new app to first responders

Stanford Medicine is offering high-priority COVID-19 testing and a new screening and informational app, built with the support of Apple, to local police, firefighters and paramedics. A new app, called the First Responder COVID-19 Guide, is designed to help first responders screen their symptoms and, if needed, schedule a testing appointment at Stanford Health Care. Stanford Health Care has begun offering priority drive-through COVID-19 testing to police, firefighters and paramedics in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. To serve frontline providers, Stanford Medicine also introduced... Read more →


Lower Twp PD HERO Campaign-Themed Patrol Car

Lower Township, NJ (May 15, 2020)--– Police Chief William Mastriana is proud to announce the unveiling of Lower Township Police Department’s new police vehicle dedicated to the John R. Elliot HERO Campaign. Chief Mastriana stated, “During these trying times of the COVID19 Pandemic it’s great that such a positive and impactful campaign continues. “ In an effort to promote the HERO Campaign sober and designated driver program, Lower Township Police with the sponsorship of A.N.A. Towing & Recovery designed their newly designated vehicle to be... Read more →


Voorhees Police Dept. Holding Special Service to Remember The Fallen

VOORHEES NJ--On behalf of Chief Louis Bordi and the entire Voorhees Police Department, The mission of the National Law Enforcement Memorial is to “tell the story of American law enforcement, honor the fallen and make it safer for those who serve”. Today marks the May 10th through May 16th beginning of National Police Week, the time when our nation honors all Law Enforcement Officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. The vision “To inspire all citizens to value law enforcement” should... Read more →


Virtual Town Hall Meeting Today Pertaining to Police Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

TRENTON – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and social distancing measures remain in effect, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal recently announced a series of Virtual Town Hall Meetings that, despite the public health crisis, will provide an opportunity for continued community engagement with law enforcement. The Attorney General’s 21 County, 21st Century Community Policing Project, “21/21” for short, is designed to sustain a continuum of public engagement with law enforcement in every county. On April 22, Attorney General Grewal hosted a session with over 400... Read more →


CCPO Alert: Online Shopping Tips

Camden City N.J. – Many families are turning to online shopping to limit their outdoor trips during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the increase in online purchases can bring risks for those who aren’t familiar with buying items on the internet. “Some scammers can be really savvy in designing webpages or items to look legitimate, but their intention is to steal your money instead,” said acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer. “People who don’t typically shop online might not know what to look for in... Read more →


Getting a DUI in Ventura County

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 6, 2020)--If you live in Ventura County in the Golden State, you may have partied too much once or twice, and ended up getting behind the wheel and having an accident or getting pulled over. Ventura County doesn’t take DUI’s lightly, and they also don’t tolerate drinking and driving at any cost. Therefore, they’ll do everything they can to enforce heavy restitutions and more. Think you’re safe because it’s your first time? Think again! Many first time offenders have had to deal with the... Read more →


GTPD Support and Appreciation

It has been over two months since this #COVID19 pandemic impacted all our lives. Here at the Gloucester Township Police Department we take pride in having a positive impact in our community and strengthening our relationships with our residents and businesses. It brings us joy and we have so much appreciation for the many residents and businesses that have continued to not only donate food and delicious treats to brighten our days but also for donating personal protective equipment for officers to protect ourselves. A... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Congratulations to Gloucester Township Police Corporal Tracey Holmes

Gloucester Township Police Department’s Corporal Tracey Holmes retired May 1, 2020 after 25 years of honorable service. Cpl. Holmes was hires as a Special Class I on March 13th, 1995. On May 21st, 1999 she became a full time officer with the Gloucester Township Police Department. In 2003 she served as a DARE officer and was a founding member of the Gloucester Township Honor Guard Unit from November 2005 until her retirement. We are grateful for her dedicated service to this department and her community.... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Lieutenant Glenn Dale Hutto, Jr., Shot and Killed by Murder Suspect

Lieutenant Glenn Dale Hutto, Jr. Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana End of Watch Sunday, April 26, 2020 Baton Rouge Louisiana--Lieutenant Glenn Hutto, age 45, was shot and killed as he and other officers attempted to locate a murder suspect at a home on the 3150 block of Conrad Drive at about 12:30 pm. The subject had been involved in a domestic violence-related homicide at a home six miles away three hours earlier. Officers received a tip that the suspect was hiding in a home on... Read more →


Cars and a Home Struck by Bullets in Riverview Hts. Section of Gloucester City; Police Investigating

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net (GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ)(April 30, 2020)--CNBNews received a tip this evening from a Gloucester City resident who asked about a car being hit by bullets on Thursday morning (April 30, 2020) in the Riverview Heights section of the City. Police Lt. Steve Burkhardt, spokesperson for the Gloucester City Police said, "On Thursday, April 30 at 10:21 AM police were dispatched to the 900 Block of Powell Street for a vandalism report. Upon arrival, it was determined that two vehicles parked... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Deputy Sheriff John Rhoden Struck and Killed by a Truck

Deputy Sheriff John Andrew Rhoden Bell County Sheriff's Office, Texas End of Watch Sunday, April 26, 2020 BELL COUNTY, TEXAS--Deputy Sheriff John Rhoden was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting to deploy spike strips during a vehicle pursuit of a stolen car. The pursuit had started in Williamson County and proceeded into Bell County along I-35 at about 1:40 am. Deputy Rhoden was preparing to deploy the spike strips near Exit 294 when he was struck by a tractor trailer. Deputy Rhoden had... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: San Diego Police Officer Dan Walters Succumbs

Police Officer Dan Walters San Diego Police Department, California End of Watch Thursday, April 23, 2020 SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA--Police Officer Dan Walters age 53, succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained on November 12, 2003. He and his partner were backing up another officer on 43rd Street near Gamma Street after the officer stopped to investigate a vehicle parked in the travel lanes with a subject standing nearby. The man immediately pointed a gun at the officer, causing him to seek cover. Officer Walters... Read more →


How to Pass the MPRE: Five Top Tips 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(April 27, 2020)--Passing the Multi-state Professional Responsibility Exam – the ‘MPRE’ – is a mandatory step for law students in most states before being admitted to the Bar. So how can you ensure you get through it? Read on to find our top five tips for success! 1. Take the Subject Seriously Professional ethics might seem somewhat airy compared to the heavyweight black letter law subjects that you’ll study. But don’t be fooled: professional ethics is crucial. After all, nobody at law school imagines that... Read more →


Remembering Atlantic City Police Officer, Purple Heart Recipient Killed in Line of Duty

April 23, 2020 ATLANTIC CITY- On this date, 58 years ago– Monday, April 23, 1962– Atlantic City Police Officer Clayton Graham was shot and killed in the line of duty. But exactly 18 years — to the month and day– before he was shot and killed in the line of duty in Atlantic City, Officer Graham was wounded in combat fighting, the Japanese Army in Dutch New Guiana, at Humbolt Bay, (now Indonesia) on April 23, 1944. Officer Graham, 42, was a U.S. Army veteran... Read more →


Former Philadelphia School Police Officer Faces Multiple Child Sexual Offenses

PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 22, 2020)--Howard Rubin, a former Philadelphia school police officer, appeared in the Municipal Court of Philadelphia on child sex offenses. The crimes allegedly occurred in July 2013 when he was working as a school police officer at the Multicultural Academy Charter School, Hunting Park. He no longer works for that school. Rubin was employed working as a school police officer with the City of Philadelphia's public school district and charter schools from 1989-2014. Arrest date was January 31, 2020 after several male... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Justin Putnam Shot/Killed Responding to a Domestic Call

Police Officer Justin Putnam San Marcos Police Department, Texas End of Watch Saturday, April 18, 2020 SAN MARCOS, TEXAS--Police Officer Justin Putnam, age 31, was shot and killed when he and other officers responded to a domestic assault incident at an apartment complex in the 2900 block of Hunter Road at about 7:00 pm. As the officers entered the apartment they were ambushed by a male subject with a rifle. Officer Putnam was killed and two other officers were critically wounded. The subject committed suicide... Read more →


The 25th Anniversary of the Haddon Hts Shooting

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--A message from Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins: " Today is the 25th Anniversary of the shooting in Haddon Heights, NJ which claimed the lives of Haddon Heights Police Department Ptl. John Norcross and Camden County Prosecutor's Office of New Jersey Inv. Jack McLaughlin. This shooting also left Det. Rich Norcross wounded and permanently disabled. The shooting suspect is serving a life sentence. I was a police recruit at Gloucester County Police Academy and attended the funerals. I later became good friends... Read more →


Book Review: A Deep Drive, Expert Analysis of Police Procedure, Use of Deadly Force, Wrongful Convictions

Author, Timothy T. Williams, Jr. dives deep into what it takes to be an expert analyst of Police Procedure, Use of Force and Wrongful Convictions for high-profile criminal & civil rights c​ases. LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2020) — Retired ​Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Senior Detective Supervisor, Timothy T. Williams, Jr., pulls back the curtain on Use of Force, Police Procedure and Wrongful Convictions in his debut book, ​A Deep Dive: An Expert Analysis on Police Procedure, Use of Force and Wrongful Convictions.​ In the... Read more →


The Oklahoma Bombing 25 Years Later

Retired FBI Agent Reflects on Tragic Day and How it Shaped the Bureau April 15, 2020 On the morning of April 19, 1995, FBI Special Agent Barry Black was tracking a white-collar fugitive a few miles from downtown Oklahoma City when he heard a loud blast in the distance. Soon after, Black was pulled from his fugitive case to begin working the massive investigation of the deadly bombing that took the lives of 168 people, including 19 children, at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.... Read more →


Meet the First of Philadelphia's First Responders

PHILADELPHIA PA (April 16, 2020)--The Fire Communications Center (FCC) is the nerve center of the Philadelphia Fire Department — where 911 calls are answered, and where ambulances and fire companies are dispatched to emergencies across the city. FCC personnel serve as lifelines to everyone they speak with. Last year, the FCC handled an average of 1,014 calls per day via 911—or about 126 calls per call-taker over a 12-hour shift. For National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 12-18), we talked to four FCC staff members... Read more →


Voorhees Police Alert: Please heed Governor's Executive Orders and existing laws

press release VOORHEES TOWNSHIP, NJ (April 10, 2020)--As we continue to deal with this horrible pandemic, we wanted to share a few reminders. All Voorhees, Camden County, and NJ State Parks are CLOSED. The riding of off-road vehicles such as ATVs, go-carts, quads, etc. on streets is illegal and vehicles will be impounded and those responsible will be charged accordingly. Please ensure you follow the Governor's Orders on social distancing, staying at home unless you are essential or completing one of the exempted tasks during... Read more →


Because of Pandemic Retired Police Officers May Return to Work

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com KIMBERLEE BONGARD | APRIL 10, 2020 | State Police have said that some 10% of police officers in NJ are either self-quarantining or ill with COVID-19 on any given day; retired officers can now be hired back to help With more than 3,000 New Jersey police either testing positive for COVID-19 or in quarantine, some... Read more →


Officer Down: Officer Breann Leath, age 24, Shot/Killed Responding to Domestic Call

BREANN LEATH Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indiana End of Watch Thursday, April 9, 2020 Indianapolis, Indiana (April 10, 2020)--Officer Breann Leath, age 24, was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call at 1803 Edinburge Square shortly before 3:00 pm. A subject inside opened fire, striking Officer Leath and a female resident of the apartment. Both were taken to a local hospital where Officer Leath succumbed to her wounds. The subject was taken into custody. Officer Leath was a veteran of the National... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins on Report of Officer Dying from COVID-19

Statement from Chief David Harkins: Regarding Prank Facebook Post Reporting “First GTPD Officer to pass away do to covid19” On April 4, 2020, at 7:15 PM, I became aware that an article was in a Facebook Group called “Gloucester Township Talk” titled “First GTPD officer to pass away do to covid19” in a Facebook Group called “Gloucester Twp Talk”. The post shows a photograph of Gloucester Township Police Officer Ptl. Walsh. This posting is completely FALSE. No Gloucester Township Police has passed away from COVID-19.... Read more →


Lindenwold Police Alert: Lindenwold Food Pantry April's Distribution 4-7-20

Food Pantry change @ High School Good evening Lindenwold Families. The Lindenwold Food Pantry has rescheduled April's distribution. Our next pantry will now be Tuesday, April 7th, from 1pm to 3pm at Lindenwold High School, directly outside the red doors of the gymnasium in the high school parking lot. We will have pre-packaged bags and boxes to distribute. This "grab and go" method is part of the safety procedures sent from the South Jersey food bank. If you plan on driving, please pull up to... Read more →


Cape May County Chiefs of Police Association Support Health Care Workers

From Left: Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner, who also serves as the President of the New Jersey State Chiefs Association; Claudio Pawlus from Claudio’s Pizza Kitchen in Cape May Court House; Director Thomas DePaul of the Cape May County Police Academy; Bob Williams from Hugit’s Steaks and Things in Cape May Court House; and Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives Paul Skill, who also serves as President of the Cape May County Chiefs Association. The Cape May County Chiefs of Police... Read more →


Gloucester Township Officers Assaulted While Handling Domestic Dispute

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--Monday, March 29, at approximately 6:10 PM, officers responded to the 1100 Block of the Little Gloucester Road, Blackwood, New Jersey 08012 for a report of damage to the residence and a family member that threatened to burn down the residence. During the investigation Officers spoke with the homeowner and defendant, Leonard W. Antonelli. Mr. Antonelli was irate and uncooperative with Officers. Officers attempted to calm Mr. Antonelli, but he only got worse. Officers were on location for over one hour trying to... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Phoenix Police Commander Greg Carnicle, Shot and Killed; 2 Other Officers Injured

Commander Greg Carnicle Phoenix Police Department, Arizona End of Watch Sunday, March 29, 2020 Commander Greg Carnicle was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call involving roommates at a home near 40th Street and Pinnacle Peak Street. He and two other officers were speaking to one of the occupants inside of the home when the man suddenly drew a weapon and opened fire, wounding all three officers. Commander Carnicle was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The... Read more →


Officer Down: Sergeant Ben Jenkins Shot & Killed After Stopping to Help Motorist

Sergeant Ben Jenkins Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada End of Watch Friday, March 27, 2020 Sergeant Ben Jenkins, age 47, was shot and killed when he stopped to assist a disabled motorist on US-93 near mile marker 106 in White Pine County shortly before 6:00 am. During the encounter with the subject, the man fatally shot Sergeant Jenkins. The man then stole Sergeant Jenkins' uniform and patrol car and fled the area. He was apprehended several hours later following a massive manhunt involving numerous agencies. Sergeant... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: NC Trooper Nolan J. Sanders, 26, Killed in Traffic Accident

Trooper Nolan J. Sanders North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina End of Watch Friday, March 27, 2020 Trooper Nolan Sanders, age 26, was killed in a single-vehicle crash on I-795 near exit 22 at mile marker 19 in the Pikeville area of Wayne County, at 7:17 pm. His patrol car left the roadway and struck a concrete culvert before landing on its side. Trooper Sanders suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. Trooper Sanders had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for five... Read more →


Officer Down: Trooper Justin R. Schaffer, Struck and Killed by Fleeing Vehicle

Trooper Justin R. Schaffer Washington State Patrol, Washington End of Watch Tuesday, March 24, 2020 WASHINGTON STATE--Trooper Justin Schaffer, age 28, was struck and killed by a fleeing vehicle while attempting to deploy stop sticks during a vehicle pursuit along I-5 in Chehalis. The suspect driving the vehicle had stolen an item from a convenience store in Lacey the previous day. The man had threatened the clerk with a stun gun and threatened to run him over. Thurston County deputies spotted the truck the following... Read more →


A Message from Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ --Spring has arrived! I am sure that no one expected to celebrate spring with a “No Travel Order” but these are unprecedented times. That is what we are experiencing with this COVID-19 National Crisis. The men and women of the Gloucester Township Police Department are adjusting our operations and continue to prepare for the public safety concerns of our community during this crisis. I am proud to say that our officers, dispatchers, and staff have stepped up to the challenge. We have... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Kaia Grant KILLED by Suspect

Police Officer Kaia Grant Springdale Police Department, Ohio End of Watch Saturday, March 21, 2020 SPRINGDALE, OHIO (March 22, 2020)--Police Officer Kaia Grant, age 33, was killed when she was intentionally struck by a vehicle during a pursuit at 8:30 pm. The pursuit began in a neighboring jurisdiction when officers attempted to stop an armed, suicidal subject. The pursuit proceeded onto I-275 where Officer Grant and a police sergeant were preparing to deploy stop sticks near State Route 4. The driver intentionally swerved toward them,... Read more →


MAPLE SHADE PD ALERT: Texts about martial law are fake

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (March 20,2020)--A current nationwide viral text campaign about the imposition of martial law under the Stafford Act is FAKE NEWS. In this time of crisis we must all do our part and stop the flow of fake news and disinformation campaigns. If you get this virial text, STOP, do not forward it. DELETE IT. Rely on only trusted government sources for accurate news. In addition to this viral text campaign, many scammers and fraudsters are preying on the American public during this... Read more →