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Former Lower Township Police Lt. Arrested for DUI

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 24, 2019)--We received a Tip on Sunday about and incident involving a former Lower Township Police Lieutenant named John Chew who was arrested for drunk driving last year in April 2018. His blood alcohol level, according to the informant was 4.5 times the legal limit! It... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Trooper Jerry L. Smith Killed in Head-On Collision; Pickup Truck Driver Also Killed

Trooper Jerry L. Smith Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska End of Watch Thursday, June 20, 2019 NEBRASKA--(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Trooper Jerry Smith, age 51, was killed in a vehicle crash when his patrol car was struck head-on by another vehicle on Highway 26, two miles west of Bridgeport, in Morrill County. An oncoming pickup... Read more →


Lower Township Man Resists Arrest and Assaults Officer

Lower Township – On June 19, 2019, at approximately 11 p.m., Patrol Officer Jonathan Scheck conducted a motor vehicle stop for speeding in the 500 block of Seashore Road, in the Erma section of the Township. During the course of the stop, Patrolman Scheck determined the operator, David C. Hughes,... Read more →


Officer Down: Corporal Jose Espericueta Killed Attempting to Apprehend Suspect

JOSE "SPEEDY" ESPERICUETA Mission Police Department, Texas End of Watch Thursday, June 20, 2019 MISSION, TEXAS (June 20, 2019)--Corporal Jose Espericueta was shot and killed as he and other officers attempted to apprehend a subject who had threatened family members. A woman flagged down officers in the area of Stewart... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Tara Christina O'Sullivan Killed at Domestic Disturbance

Police Officer Tara Christina O'Sullivan Sacramento Police Department, California End of Watch Wednesday, June 19, 2019 SACRAMENTO, CALIF (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Police Officer Tara O'Sullivan , age 26, was shot and killed at the scene of a domestic disturbance in the 200 block of Redwood Avenue at 6:10 pm. She was standing in... Read more →


Officer Down: Patrol Officer John David Hetland Killed Trying to Stop Armed Robbery

John David Hetland Racine Police Department, Wisconsin End of Watch Monday, June 17, 2019 RACINE, WISCONSIN--(Gloucestercitynews.net)--Patrol Officer John Hetland, age 49, was shot and killed while intervening in an armed robbery while off duty at 9:40 pm. He observed the robbery occurring outside of a bar at 1936 Lathrop Avenue... Read more →


Pa corrections officers file federal lawsuit; Claim union dues unlawfully deducted

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square7 hrs ago Five Pennsylvania corrections officers have filed suit against their union, arguing that they should be able to withdraw as members and no longer have to pay dues. Representatives with The Fairness Center and National Right to Work Foundation announced the lawsuit,... Read more →


Lower Township Police Officers Promoted; New Officers Sworn-In

LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 19, 2019)The Lower Township Police Department promoted four Police Officers and welcomed two new Officers, all who took the Oath of Office at the Lower Township Council Meeting on Monday, June 17, 2019. One Officer was promoted to the rank of Captain, two Officers to the... Read more →


Officer Down: Police Officer Steven J. Brown, age 40, Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

STEVEN J. BROWN Port St. Lucie Police Department, Florida End of Watch Wednesday, June 12, 2019 PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 17, 2019)--Police Officer Steven Brown, age 40, suffered a fatal heart attack after completing a third day of leading the Port St. Lucie Police Athletic League's Police Camp. He... Read more →


Enrollment is Now Open for Lower Township Police Youth Camp

Summer Camp Application Pkg - 2019.pdf LOWER TOWNSHIP,NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Lower Township Police Department is having a free police youth camp for students who will be entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades this September 2019. The summer camp is set to run from July 29 through August 2, 2019, with a... Read more →


U.S. Customs/Border Protection Has Openings in Philadelphia

Release Date: May 31, 2019 PHILADELPHIA – If you were considering a career as a federal law enforcement officer in the City of Brotherly (and of Sisterly) Love, now is your golden opportunity. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is hiring men and women to serve as officers in the... Read more →


Oaklyn Police Speak Out on the "Swerving" Phenomena

OAKLYN, NJ (June 1, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)---The Oaklyn Police Department released the following information about a problem called "swerving." Due to recent complaints about the phenomena known as “swerving”, (bicyclists intentionally riding into the paths of vehicles) we felt the need to address this issue in the interest of public safety. The... Read more →


Howard A. Shomo Jr. Bellmawr, age 65; Police Officer & Volunteer Fireman

(gloucestercitynews.net)(May 28, 2019)--Howard A. Shomo, Jr., 65, of Bellmawr passed away Monday, May 20, 2019. He started his career in law enforcement with the Brooklawn Police Department as a Police Officer where he went on to Westville Police Department, retiring as Sergeant after 26 years of service. As teenager and... Read more →


The FBI & Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment Join Together for Training

(gloucestercitynews.net)--Although set up as a friendly training and networking event, the Marines and FBI National Academy students who gathered at the field house of the FBI Training Academy—which is situated on the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia—on May 22, 2019, were put through their paces. Divided into groups, they... Read more →


Officer Down: K9 Eli, Dies of Heat Exhaustion Tracking a Suspect

K9 Eli Gwinnett County Police Department, Georgia End of Watch Thursday, May 23, 2019 K9 Eli, a 9-year-old male Belgian Malinois died after suffering heat exhaustion while tracking a fleeing suspect in the area of North Crestview Drive SW and Grayson Parkway at approximately 3:00 pm Gwinnett County officers were... Read more →


Officer Down: Police Officer Jesus Marrero-Martínez Murdered Trying to Help His Friend

Police Officer Jesus Marrero-Martínez Manatí Municipal Police Department, Puerto Rico End of Watch Saturday, May 25, 2019 PUERTO RICO (gloucestercitynews.net)--Police Officer Jesus Marrero-Martínez, age 37, was shot and killed while intervening in a carjacking attempt while off duty. He and a friend had gone to a club on PR 686,... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Auburn, Alabama Police Officer William Buechner was shot and killed

Auburn Police Division, Alabama End of Watch Sunday, May 19, 2019 AUBURN, ALABAMA--(gloucestercitynews.net)(May 21, 2019)--Auburn, Alabama Police Officer William Buechner was shot and killed at about 10:10 pm when he and two other officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 3300 block of Wire Road. After the officers arrived... Read more →


Retired State Trooper Tony Samulis Dies Suddenly

Anthony “Tony” J. Samulis Anthony “Tony” J. Samulis, 66, of Blackwood, New Jersey, died suddenly on May 15, 2019. Tony leaves behind his beloved wife Patti (nee Houston) with whom he shared 41 years of marriage, friendship and family. He also leaves behind three wonderful sons of whom he was... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Savannah Police Sergeant Kelvin Ansari, Shot and Killed

Savannah Police Department, Georgia End of Watch Saturday, May 11, 2019 SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, (gloucestercitynews.net)--Sergeant Kelvin Ansari was shot and killed as he attempted to apprehend a robbery suspect. He and other officers had responded to a robbery that occurred at a barbershop in the 2300 block of Bull Street. The... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Honor our law enforcement officers

(gloucestercitynews.net)(May 15, 2019)--Today is Peace Officers Memorial Day, a day when we pause to give thanks to law enforcement officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty. As veterans, we understand the courage it takes to provide security, rush into harm’s way and keep Americans safe.... Read more →


Seeking Tips, Pursuing Justice

During Police Week, the FBI Asks for Help Finding Those Responsible for Killing or Assaulting Law Enforcement Officers Robert Rosenbloom knew the dangers that came with police work. The New Mexico State Police patrolman, who was killed during a 1971 traffic stop on Interstate 40 near Albuquerque, talked to his... Read more →