20k Reward offered in assault of Long Branch Police Officer
The NJ Cop Shot program has posted a reward of $20,000 dollars leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects responsible for the assault of a Long Branch Police Officer early Tuesday morning. The officer was in uniform when he observed flashlights and movement within an abandoned property on the corner of Bath Avenue & Westwood Avenue, Long Branch. The officer approached the property and a foot pursuit ensued. The officer was found unconscious in the back of the property. The officer was rushed to an area hospital and is in stable condition suffering from head and neck injuries.
New Jersey State PBA President Patrick Colligan said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with this officer, his family, and all the officers within the Long Branch Police Department during this difficult time. In an effort to capture anyone responsible for the assault of this officer, the State PBA is offering a $20,000 reward through the NJ COP SHOT program for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for this assault on a police officer.”
The NJ State PBA is asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers of Monmouth County at 1-800-671-400 or to text “TIPPCOP” plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). NJ Cop Shot is a program run by the New Jersey State PBA.
There are two (2) ways to report a crime while remaining completely anonymous (confidential).
1. Call the tip line 1-800-671-4400
2. Text “TIPCOP” plus your tip to: 274637 (CRIMES)