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*Graffiti Art Contest at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee – Alcatraz East Crime Museum invites artists to submit their entry into the 3rd Annual Graffiti Art Contest held on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The event coincides with National STEM Day, bringing attention to the addition of Arts… turning STEM to STEAM. Although graffiti is a controversial issue that is very costly to clean up, this contest and exhibit highlights organized graffiti programs found across America that reduce vandalism while promoting local talent. “We know how serious the graffiti issue is in many areas of the country, which is why we want to help teach people about... Read more →

GOP Challenger Polistina: Mazzeo is Obligated to Empower Atlantic City PD to Protect/Servere

Egg Harbor Township, NJ - “At a time when far-left politicians are pushing to defund, disband, and disrespect law enforcement, the recent surge of violent crime in Atlantic City is proof positive that this anti-police approach is not just dumb, it's dangerous," said Polistina. “The problem isn’t a pandemic, and it’s not the weather, it’s politicians like Vince Mazzeo refusing to allow our brave men and women in law enforcement to do their jobs.” Gloucestercitynews graphic files The Atlantic City Police Department has been operating without a Chief of Police since October 1, 2020 and is currently understaffed by 60... Read more →

PODCAST: Inside the FBI's Missing Children's Cases

Audio Download Download Audio File Recent Audio 05.25.2021 — Inside the FBI: Missing Children's Day 05.12.2021 — Inside the FBI: Procurement Collusion Strike Force 05.07.2021 — Inside the FBI: Combating Terrorism 04.08.2021 — Inside the FBI: The Unabomber Case Inside the FBI: Missing Children's Cases Download episode Transcript Monica Grover: On May 25, 1979, 6-year-old Etan Patz left his house to go to school. Unfortunately, he never made it to his bus. Decades later, we’d learn that he was kidnapped and murdered that same day. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan declared May 25 National Missing Children’s Day in Etan’s memory.... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Gordon Beesley Shot and Killed, Along with Two Civilians

Police Officer Gordon Beesley Arvada Police Department, Colorado End of Watch Monday, June 21, 2021 Police Officer Gordon Beesley was shot and killed at about 1:30 pm after having responded to a suspicious event call near the Arvada Library in the 7500 block of W 57th Avenue. While on scene he became engaged in a shootout with an armed subject and was fatally shot. The subject and a bystander who came to Officer Beesley's assistance were also shot and killed. Officer Beesley had served with the Arvada Police Department for 19 years. He was the SRO at Oberon Middle School... Read more →

Officer Down: Seattle Police Officer Lexi Harris Struck and Killed by Vehicle, age 38

Police Officer Alexandra Brenneman Harris Seattle Police Department, Washington End of Watch Sunday, June 13, 2021 Police Officer Lexi Harris was struck and killed by a vehicle while checking on the welfare of several drivers who had just been involved in a vehicle crash on I-5 near Spokane Street. Officer Harris had just completed her shift and was en route home when she encountered the crash at about 1:15 am. She had exited her vehicle to check on the drivers when she was struck by another passing vehicle. After being struck, one of the drivers from the original crash stole... Read more →

Officer Down: Holly Springs Police Officer Joe Burson, Dragged by a Vehicle and Killed

Police Officer JOSEPH BURSON Holly Springs Police Department, Georgia End of Watch Wednesday, June 16, 2021 HOLLY SPRINGS, GA (June 16, 2021)--Police Officer Joe Burson succumbed to injuries sustained when he was dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop of a speeding vehicle at about 11:00 pm. He had stopped the vehicle on Hickory Road between Little Road and Hickory Hills Drive. At some point during the stop the driver attempted to flee in the car and dragged Officer Burson alongside of it. Officer Burson was able to fatally shoot the subject while being dragged but suffered severe injuries... Read more →

Officer Down: Police Sergeant Erasmo García-Torres Shot and Killed Conducting a Traffic Stop

Sergeant Erasmo García-Torres Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico End of Watch Thursday, June 10, 2021 PUERTO RICO--Sergeant Erasmo García-Torres was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop at the intersection of Calle Villa and Calle Venus in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The driver started to walk away during the stop and Sergeant García-Torres began to follow him. The man suddenly turned around and opened fire on Sergeant García-Torres, striking him in the head. Sergeant García-Torres was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man who shot him was arrested a short time later and charged... Read more →

Pine Hill Police K-9 Unit Receives Donation of Body Armor from Vested Interest in K9s

PINE HILL, NJ--The Pine Hill Police Department is proud to introduce their newest member, K9 Condor. K9 Condor and his handler, K9 Office Bruey began the 17 week NJSP Patrol course in September 2020, progressing to proficiency in obedience, area searches, building searches, article searches, tracking, agility, and criminal apprehensions in accordance with the AG guidelines, successfully completing the initial training in January 2021. The K9 Team continued their specialized training in March 2021 and successfully completed the 14 week NJSP Narcotic Scent Detection course in the beginning of June. Pine Hill Police Department’s K9 Condor will receive a bullet... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Ginarro New, age 27,  Killed in Automobile Crash

GINARRO NEW Phoenix Police Department, Arizona End of Watch Monday, May 31, 2021 Phoenix, Arizona--Police Officer Ginarro New, age 27, was killed in an automobile crash at the intersection of Cave Creek Road and E Greenway Parkway at about 10:30 pm. His patrol car was struck by another vehicle that ran a red light at a high rate of speed. The impact knocked Officer New's patrol car through a brick wall and caused it to overturn. Responding rescue crews extricated him from the vehicle and transported him to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of... Read more →

Officer Down: Police Officer Manny Familia, age 38, Drowned Attempting to Rescue a Juvenile

EMMANUEL FAMILIA Worcester Police Department, Massachusetts End of Watch Friday, June 4, 2021 Police Officer Manny Familia, age 38, drowned while attempting to rescue a juvenile who had gone underwater in a small pond in Green Hill Park at about 1:35 pm. Three juveniles who had gone into the water became distressed. One of the juveniles went underwater and failed to service. Officer Familia and several other officers responded to the pond and entered the water in an effort to save all three. Officers were able to bring the other two juveniles to shore, however, Officer Familia failed to surface... Read more →

Officer Down: Detective Ryan Park and Detective Jamie Huntley Park Killed by Vehicle Assault

SAN DIEGO, CALIF, --Detective Ryan Park, 32, and his wife, Detective Jamie Huntley-Park, age 33, were killed when their department vehicle was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver on I-5 near Route 905 in San Ysidro. Both individuals were nine-year members of the San Diego Police Department. They were conducting follow-up investigations when the crash occurred at about 10:25 am. The driver of the other vehicle was also killed in the collision. Detective Park and Detective Huntley-Park were in the same academy class and later married. Both were promoted to the rank of Detective on the same day. RELATED: Via... Read more →

Officer Down: Lieutenant Adam Gustafson Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

Lieutenant Adam Gustafson West Fargo Police Department, North Dakota End of Watch Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Lieutenant Adam Gustafson, age 40, suffered a fatal heart attack after attending active shooter training at the department's range. He had returned to the West Fargo Police Department headquarters following the training and was found unresponsive in the garage. Officers immediately started CPR before he was transported to a local hospital where was pronounced dead. Lieutenant Gustafson was a U.S. Army combat veteran and had served with the West Fargo Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.... Read more →

Officer Down: Sergeant Dominic Vaca Shot and Killed During Motorcycle Chase

Sergeant Dominic Vaca San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, California End of Watch Monday, May 31, 2021 Sergeant Dominic Vaca, 47, was shot and killed following a vehicle pursuit of a motorcycle in Yucca Valley at about 2:00 pm. Deputies were conducting enforcement operations for off-highway vehicle violations when they attempted to stop the motorcycle near Paxton Road and Imperial Drive for having no license plate. The driver abandoned the motorcycle near Dumosa Avenue and Sunnyslope Drive and set up an ambush for responding deputies. As the deputies approached the motorcycle the subject opened fire on them, fatally wounding Sergeant Vaca.... Read more →


K9 Jaeger Stephens County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma End of Watch Friday, May 14, 2021 STEPHENS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA(MAY 30, 2021)--K9 Jaeger, age 6, suffered a serious spinal injury when he fell while attempting to enter his handler's patrol car in the Stephens County Courthouse parking lot. Despite receiving extensive medical treatment it was determined he would not be able to survive and he was humanely euthanized. K9 Jaeger had served with the Stephens County Sheriff's Office for five years. BIO Breed German Shepherd Gender Male Age 6 Tour Not available INCIDENT DETAILS Cause Fall Incident Date Wednesday, April 14, 2021 RELATED:... Read more →

Deptford Police Officer Tackles and Disarms Suspect Michael Dorazo, of Glendora

DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (May 31, 2021)--On May 29, 2021, officers from the Deptford Township Police Department responded to the report of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Pasadena Avenue in their municipality. As officers were responding to the scene, multiple gunshots were heard. Upon arrival at the scene, officers determined that an incident had occurred where a Michael F. Dorazo, 41, of Glendora, N.J. had forced entry, brandished and discharged a handgun, and subsequently fled the residence on foot into the surrounding neighborhood. Information developed at the scene disclosed Dorazo was armed with multiple firearms, including twol handguns and... Read more →

Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Dan Trujillo, Deputy Sheriff James Herrera, Trooper John Harris

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Trujillo Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado End of Watch: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Deputy Sheriff Duke Trujillo died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty at the... Visit Memorial Deputy Sheriff James Herrera Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado End of Watch: Sunday, May 16, 2021 Deputy Sheriff James Herrera died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while assigned... Visit Memorial Trooper John Harris Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi End of Watch: Friday, May 28, 2021 Trooper John Harris was struck and... Read more →

Officer Down: Conservation Officer Sarah Grell; Detective Stephen Arnold; Police Officer Scot Triplett

Conservation Officer Sarah Grell Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division, Minnesota End of Watch: Monday, May 24, 2021 Conservation Officer Sarah Grell was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 336 and County Road... Visit Memorial OTHER RECENT LODDS View All >> Detective Stephen Arnold Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, LA End of Watch: 5/23/21 Write a Reflection Police Officer Scotty Triplett Memphis Police Department, TN End of Watch: 5/22/21 Write a Reflection 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 Jango Shot and Killed by Convicted Felon

K9 Jango Bakersfield Police Department, California End of Watch Tuesday, April 27, 2021 K9 Jango was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension of a convicted felon following a pursuit of a stolen vehicle. Officers had attempted to stop the vehicle on Highway 58 but the subject refused to stop and lead officers on a pursuit. The vehicle crashed through a chainlink fence along the highway and the man fled on foot into a nearby residential area. The man was located hiding in the backyard of a home in the 2000 block of Feliz Drive and K9 Jango was released... Read more →

Gloucester City Police Raid West Winds Wellness Cannabis/Apparel Store

Gloucestercitynews.net files William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 27, 2021)--The West Winds Wellness store, 340 South Broadway was raided yesterday afternoon, May 26, around 4:15 PM. by members of the Gloucester City Detective Bureau, the Gloucester City Patrol Division, and the Camden County Sheriff's Department S.E.R.T. Eight officers were involved in Wednesday's investigation; Detective Keith O'Donnell (Case Agent), Detective Sergeant Carl Depoder, Detective Joe Hopkins, Investigator John Bryszewski, and Officers Greg Coxe, George Spingler, Sean Gartland, and William Defoney. West Winds store 340 S. Broadway, Gloucester City (CNBNews photo) The store opened earlier this week. After... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Officer Michael Wall Succumbs to Fatal Heart Attack Breaking Up Juvenile Mob Attack

Detention Services Officer Michael Wall Los Angeles County Probation Department, California End of Watch Friday, April 30, 2021 Detention Services Officer Michael Wall suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after restraining a juvenile offender who had led a mob assault on another juvenile offender at the Central Juvenile Hall at 1605 Eastlake Avenue in Los Angeles. The attack occurred inside of a classroom and two of the offenders then ran into a field in front of the facility. Officer Wall and another officer pursued the juveniles into the field and restrained one of them. Officer Wall suddenly collapsed into the... Read more →

"Gathering Strength Through Adversity: A Conversation with Commissioner Danielle Outlaw"

(Philadelphia PD, PA) Hosted by the USDOJ International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) Police Development Advisory Council (IPDAC) Webinar Thurs, May 27, 2021 9:00AM (Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA time) (International time zones included below) Webex link: https://doj-crm.webex.com/doj-crm/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9d1480e5ee268d54b6530305a41f00fc ” This is the eighth in ICITAP’s webinar series, which focuses on law enforcement leadership and police reform in the United States. With introductory remarks from (and moderation by) ICITAP Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Advisor Lynn Holland, this one-hour webinar will feature Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, who will share her experience serving and leading law enforcement communities in Oakland, Portland, and Philadelphia.... Read more →

Officer Down: Chris Oberheim, age 44, Shot and Killed Answering a Domestic Call

CHRIS OBERHEIM Champaign Police Department, Illinois End of Watch Wednesday, May 19, 2021 CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS--Police Officer Chris Oberheim was shot and killed at about 3:20 am while responding to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex in the 3200 block of North Neil Street. He and another officer had arrived at the location and were walking from their patrol cars when they encountered a male subject involved in the disturbance. The man opened fire on both officers, fatally wounding Officer Oberheim. The second officer was also wounded but was able to return fire and killed the subject. Officer Oberheim... Read more →

Officer Down: Deputy Sheriffs Steve Jones & Sam Leonard, shot/killed responding to a Barking Dog

Deputy Sheriff Stephen Jones (left) and Deputy Sheriff Samuel Leonard (right) Concho County Sheriff's Office, Texas. End of Watch Monday, May 10, 2021 EDEN, TEXAS--(May 10, 2021)--Deputy Sheriff Stephen Jones, age 34 and Deputy Sheriff Samuel Leonard, age 26, were shot and killed while responding to a complaint about a dog in the 100 block of Bryan Street in Eden, Texas. An altercation occurred as both deputies, along with an Eden municipal employee, made contact with a subject at a residence. The subject fatally shot both deputies and critically wounded the city employee before barricading himself inside of the home.... Read more →

Current and Past NYPD Cops Charged with Towning Company Bribery Scheme

Retired Officer also Charged with Drug Trafficking and Firearm Offenses A nine-count indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging Heather Busch, Robert Hassett, and Robert Smith with five counts of using interstate facilities to commit bribery and two counts of conspiracy to violate the Travel Act. Smith is also charged with attempting to transport at least one kilogram of heroin and possessing a firearm during the commission of that crime. During the relevant period, Smith, Busch, and Hassett were New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) police officers assigned to the 105th Precinct in Queens. Smith retired from... Read more →

Remember the Fallen Candlelight Vigil Tonight; Honoring 394 Officers

Today is our 33rd Annual Candlelight Vigil. Due to the ongoing public health crisis, we will gather virtually to honor the fallen. I hope you will join us tonight. We will honor the 394 fallen officers whose names were engraved on the Memorial this year, and we aim to light 22,611 virtual candles, one for every officer name on the Memorial. Will you join me in honoring law enforcement by donating and lighting a virtual candle today? With your virtual candle, you can include a personal message of Respect, Honor, or Remembrance that will appear on our website. Not only... Read more →

Officer Down: Det. Luca Benedetti, Shot and Killed During Burglary Investigation

Detective Luca Benedetti San Luis Obispo Police Department, California End of Watch Monday, May 10, 2021 Detective Luca Benedetti, age 37, was shot and killed as he and other detectives executed a search warrant as part of an investigation of a series of burglaries. The detectives approached the apartment, identified themselves, and asked to enter. They waited an extended period of time with no response before forcing entry into the apartment. The suspect was laying in wait inside and opened fire as the detectives entered the apartment. Detective Benedetti and another detective were both struck. The subject was also wounded... Read more →

A Message from Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins:

"The men and women of the Gloucester Township Police Department prepare to celebrate a very special time of the year for law enforcement. National Police Week is celebrated May 9-15 this year, with a special somber remembrance on National Peace Officer Memorial Day on May 15. As I reflect back on this time last year, we were in middle of an unprecedented pandemic, and law enforcement in general were part of the “good guys,” who were out working in public safety along with healthcare professionals and other first responders. No one could have predicted how fast the pendulum would swing... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Remembering The Men in Blue

One of the 22,611 names on the Memorial is Aaron Allan. On the morning of July 27, 2017, he and his wife Stacy put their son on the bus for his first day of kindergarten. Then Aaron went to work, where he responded to a single-car accident. When he crawled into the vehicle to help the passengers, he was shot 11 times. Stacy and her son came to DC to visit the Memorial and see Aaron’s name engraved on the Memorial. Stacy was overwhelmed to see the love of her life memorialized in stone. At that moment, she felt she... Read more →

New Jersey Police Officer Unjustly Fired for Calling BLM "Terrorists"...

Raises Money on GiveSendGo.com Sara Erwin, a 20-year veteran patrol officer, was terminated for calling BLM protesters “terrorists” Washington, D.C. – A veteran New Jersey patrol officer who was unjustly fired for exercising her First Amendment rights is raising money on GiveSendGo.com as she evaluates her next steps. Sara Erwin, who had served with distinction in the Hopewell Township Police Department since 2001, was fired on April 30 over a June 2020 Facebook post where she said that Black Lives Matter protesters who rioted in the wake of George Floyd’s death were “terrorists.” “They hate me. They hate my uniform.... Read more →

Atlantic City PD Radom Acts of Copness

ATLANTIC CITY- The Atlantic City Police Citizens Police Academy is a free, nine-week civilian academy for city adults and participants graduated on April 30, 2021. At the graduation, Neighborhood Coordination Officers of the Atlantic City Police Department offered RANDOM ACTS OF COPNESS as they assisted in organizing the event and serving food to graduates and those in attendance. . “Since yesterday these NCO officers have been here cleaning the gym and preparing for the event. These officers are truly protecting and serving,” Atlantic City Police Lt. Santiago said on the day of the event. The Atlantic City Citizens Police Academy... Read more →

Annual Candlelight Vigil to Memorialize Those Who Sacrificed All

This year, hundreds of names will be engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, which will bring the total to 22,611 officers killed in the line of duty memorialized there. The NLEOMF will host a Virtual Candlelight Vigil on May 13 at 8:00 p.m. to memorialize those who sacrificed all for their communities. An in-person event honoring the fallen will be held during National Police Weekend, Oct. 13-17. View Virtual Police Week Schedule of Events Read more →

CNBNews Cheers and Jeers for April 2021

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews CHEER – Thank goodness Gloucester City signed a no Marijuana smoking or vaping law prohibiting anyone to use those products on public lands, property, or outdoor events. We can only hope it is truly enforced. Even though it is now legal recreationally we don’t need the entire city smelling like a dirty diaper. Feel free to do what you want in the privacy of your own but please don’t subject others to your vices or health risks. JEER -The Gloucester City Police Department released a press statement in April with the headline Gloucester City... Read more →

Officer Down: Chandler Police Officer Chris Farrar, Killed by a Vehicle

Chandler Police Department, Arizona End of Watch Thursday, April 29, 2021 CHANDLER, ARIZONA (May 2, 2021)--Police Officer Chris Farrar was struck and killed by a vehicle during a vehicle pursuit of a stolen vehicle involving multiple agencies. Deputies with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office had initiated the pursuit of a known felon shortly after 10:00 pm. The driver of the vehicle fired shots and at the responding deputies before entering Chandler, Arizona. The man drove through a gate and onto the runway of the Chandler Regional Airport and then back into the community. He drove to a car dealership on... Read more →

Officer Down: Two Officers Shot and Killed During a Welfare Check at a Home

Sergeant Chris Ward (left) and Deputy Sheriff Logan Fox, Watauga County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina End of Watch: Wednesday, April 28, 2021Sergeant Chris Ward Watauga County, North Carolina--On Wednesday, April 28, 2021, Deputy Sheriff Logan Fox and Sergeant Chris Ward were shot and killed while conducting a welfare check at a home on Hardaman Circle. A coworker of the homeowner had requested a welfare check after the man did not report for work and was not answering his phone. Responding officers discovered all the vehicles belonging to the owner in the driveway. As Sergeant Ward and Deputy Fox entered the... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Cpl. Heacook Murdered, Suspect Stomped on Officer's Head

Corporal Keith Heacook Delmar Police Department, Maryland End of Watch Wednesday, April 28, 2021 DELMAR, DELAWARE (May 2, 2021)--Corporal Keith Heacook succumbed to injuries sustained on April 25th, 2021, when he was assaulted after responding to a fight call in 11000 block of Buckingham Drive in Delmar, Delaware. Gloucestercitynews.net files He was the only officer on duty when he responded to the call at approximately 5:00 am. Corporal Heacook was assaulted by a male subject who then repeatedly stomped on his head after he had become unconscious. The man then assaulted an elderly couple who lived across the street. Officers... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Matt North Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

AFTER Confronting Armed Felon Police Officer Matt North, Bernice Police Department, Oklahoma End of Watch Saturday, March 20, 2021 Police Officer Matt North suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after confronting an armed felon while conducting a probation check of a convicted felon with the 13th Judicial District Attorney’s Office Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. The task force had received information that the subject was distributing large amounts of methamphetamine from his home at 1420 Lucas Place in Miami, Oklahoma. Officers were greeted at the door by the man's father who told them the man was not home. Due... Read more →

NJ Politics: Polistina Blasts Mazzeo for not Supporting Local Police/Fire Depts.

ATLANTIC CITY NJ(April 25, 2021)--Local small businessman, former Assemblyman, and 2nd Legislative District State Senate Candidate Vince Polistina blasted Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo, who chairs the Assembly State and Local Government Committee, for failing to secure critically needed funding for our local police and fire departments. In recent Facebook posts, the Pleasantville Fire Officers of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 4928 revealed their Fire Department had no choice but to take one of their fire engines off the street due to budget shortfalls – and it’s now been out of service for 72 hours. “Urban communities like Atlantic... Read more →

New Jersey news in Brief for Friday, April 23;

Quick Hits: Bill would allow burned-out police and firefighters to retire early Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law A-2562/S-1017, a bill that would allow police and firefighters with 20 years of experience and facing burnout from service amid the pandemic to retire. The benefit was previously only extended to police and firefighters at least 55 years old and with 20 years of experience. “This past year, we have asked our first responders to step up like never before as the coronavirus took more than 25,000 lives in our state,” Assemblyman Ron Dancer, R-Ocean, said in a news release. Bill aims... Read more →

Gloucester City Has A New Police Officer; Gloucester City Police Chief's Salary $195,000

UPDATED/CORRECTED photo provided William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Mayor Daniel Spencer administered the oath of office to newly hired Police Officer Nay’shon Obey recently. Obey will join a 30 member force at a starting salary of $59.457 plus benefits. Under the union contract, police officers are entitled to sick leave, medical insurance for themselves and their families, dental, eyeglasses, and prescription insurance. Plus the city pays for the officer to receive his college degree. According to the union contract between the City of Gloucester City and PBA Local #40 dated 2013 to 2017, a police officer with... Read more →

Michael "Hutch" Hutchinson, A Gentle Giant, Who Loved His Family, Friends and Life Itself

A Member of GHS 1,000 Point Club and GHS Athletic Hall of Fame Michael "Hutch" Hutchinson GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 14, 2021)--On April 9, 2021, Michael “Hutch” Hutchinson, of Gloucester City, passed away at the age of 64. He left this world surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his life. Hutch was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1975, where he excelled on the football field and basketball court. He was a member of the 1,000-point club for the GHS basketball team and was inducted into the Gloucester City High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame... Read more →

Officer Down: Sergeant James Smith Shot and Killed by Suspect

Sergeant James Smith Iowa State Patrol, Iowa End of Watch Friday, April 9, 2021 Sergeant Jim Smith was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a subject who had assaulted and disarmed another law enforcement officer during a traffic stop near Grundy Center. The subject initially fled as officers attempted to stop him but stopped and confronted them and antagonized them to shoot him. The man then assaulted one of the officers and disarmed him after placing the officer in a chokehold. He was able to get back into his car and fled to his home at 305 G Avenue.... Read more →

Alleged Racial Incident Involving Juveniles is Being Investigated by GCPD

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 6, 2021)--The Gloucester City Police Department released a statement, April 5, about an alleged rumor being circulated on the social site, Facebook. The statement reads in part; "There have been some rumors on Facebook regarding an incident, involving juveniles, over the weekend. While we cannot comment on the facts of a juvenile matter, we would like to stress that the matter was, in fact, documented in a police report and it is being actively investigated. We cannot, and will not, discuss the matter on Facebook Messenger or through the comment... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Lieutenant James Kouski, Killed by Car

James Kouski Hometown Police Department, Illinois End of Watch Saturday, April 3, 2021 HOMETOWN, ILLINOIS--Lieutenant James Kouski was struck and killed by a vehicle while investigating a prior DUI-related crash at about 3:00 am. He was standing on the side of South Pulaski Road, near the intersection of 91st Street, when he was struck. The driver of the car that struck him fled the scene but was arrested later in the day. Lieutenant Kouski had served with the Hometown Police Department for 34 years. RELATED: Via Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point... Read more →

Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Christopher Wilson Knight Stabbed to Death by Prisoner

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Wilson Knight Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia End of Watch Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Bibb County, Georgia--Deputy Sheriff Christopher Knight was stabbed to death by a prisoner at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center at about 2:45 am. He and another deputy were moving the prisoner to an observation area after the man-made suicidal comments. The inmate began fighting with both deputies and was able to gain control of Deputy Knight's knife, which he used to stab both deputies. Deputy Knight was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds one hour later. Deputy... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: U.S. Capital Police Officer William Evans Killed by a Vehicle

Police Officer William Evans United States Capitol Police, U.S. Government End of Watch Friday, April 2, 2021 Police Officer Billy Evans was struck and killed by a vehicle whose driver was attempting to breach a barricade at the United States Capitol. Officer Evans and other officers were stationed outside of the north vehicle access point along Constitution Avenue when the driver intentionally drove into Officer Evans and a second officer. The driver then exited the car after crashing into a retractable barricade and attempted to attack other officers with a knife. The man was shot and killed at the scene.... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: TEXAS Trooper Chad Walker Shot & Killed; Suspect Commits Suicide

Trooper Chad Walker succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained five days earlier when he was ambushed while stopping to assist what he believed was a disabled vehicle near Mexia, Texas. Trooper Chad Walker Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas End of Watch Wednesday, March 31, 2021 He was traveling on FM 2838, near U.S. Highway 84, when he observed the vehicle parked on the shoulder at about 7:45 pm. As he pulled behind the vehicle, the driver exited and opened fire with a handgun, shooting through the windshield of the patrol car before it had come to... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Officer Robert McFarland & Nurse Lorena Schulte Beaten to Death

Correctional Officer Robert McFarland and Nurse Lorena Schulte were assaulted and beaten to death by two inmates in the Anamosa State Penitentiary infirmary during an escape attempt. The inmates had developed a ruse to gain access to the infirmary by claiming to be there as part of the prison repair program. Once inside they attacked Officer McFarland and Nurse Schulte with hammers, inflicting fatal skull fractures on both. Another inmate inside the infirmary attempted to protect Officer McFarland and Nurse Schulte but was also attacked and suffered a skull fracture. The two inmates then attempted to use a grinder to... Read more →

Officer Down: Corporal Kyle Davis Attacked by Prisoner

KYLE JEFFREY DAVIS Corporal Kyle Davis died after being assaulted inside of the Washington County Correctional Facility while booking a prisoner. Seventeen subjects had been arrested as part of a large multiagency narcotics investigation and were being booked into the jail. One of the men began to struggle with officers while being booked and struck Corporal Davis in the chest, causing him to suffer a ruptured aorta. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away approximately one hour later. Corporal Davis had served with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He is survived by his... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley KILLED

Police Officer Eric Talley Boulder Police Department, Colorado End of Watch Monday, March 22, 2021 Police Officer Eric Talley, 51, was shot and killed at about 2:30 pm while responding to an active shooter incident at the King Sooper grocery store at 3600 Table Mesa Drive. Officer Talley was the first officer to arrive at the scene and was shot as he engaged the gunman. The subject was taken into custody a short time later after being wounded. The subject murdered a total of 10 people, including Officer Talley, during the incident. Officer Talley had served with the Boulder Police... Read more →

John E. Park, Camden City Auxiliary Police Officer, Cub Scout Leader

Little Egg Harbor, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ, passed away on March 24, 2021. Age 76. Born in Camden, NJ, he was a resident of Gloucester City, NJ until moving to Little Egg Harbor in 2011. He was the son of the late Mary M. Park, and was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Barbara in April of 2020. John is survived by his son, John R. Park (Dianne Rene); grandchildren, Trinity, Ashleigh, Danielle, Debra, Nicole, Jonathan, Tyler; great grandchildren, Natalie and Remy. John worked for more than 50 years as a mechanic/ boiler maker with Aluminum Shapes in... Read more →