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20k Reward offered in assault of Long Branch Police Officer
$20,000 REWAR

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)

New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan today released the following statement praising the Linden Police Department and the federal, state and local law enforcement community for their exemplary work in catching a suspect today in the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey.  The Linden police officers were able to apprehend the suspect after he initiated a shootout.  

“The officers involved in apprehending the suspect are nothing short of heroes,” said Colligan.  “We had officers shot today that are alive because of bulletproof vests and the Grace of God and for that we are all very thankful.  Just like police around the state and across the U.S. do every single day, these heroic officers charged towards the gunfire in order to make the arrest.  The work we have seen in New York and New Jersey over the past three days from our First Responders in clearing potentially dangerous sites, ensuring the safety of communities throughout the tri-state area and then identifying and capturing a suspect in a matter of hours is simply outstanding.  The fact is that the timely apprehension of this suspect may well have saved others from being injured in another senseless bombing, and I would like to thank all of the officers involved for their heroic actions.”

New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association (NJSPBA) President Patrick Colligan and Executive V.P. Marc Kovar doubled down on the membership’s endorsement of Josh Gottheimer for Congress.

Josh Gottheimer is running against Congressman Scott Garrett, the only congressional member from NJ to vote against the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act — legislation that ensures critical benefits for 9/11 first responders and survivors do not lapse.

“When push came to shove, Scott Garrett deserted thousands of heroes who struggle each day with illnesses and injuries following their courageous efforts on September 11. Portraying himself as a champion of first responders when he voted against making the Zadroga bill permanent – and twice against the original bill – is an affront to every man and woman and their families who served and sacrificed in the wake of a national tragedy.”

Patrick Colligan, NJSPBA

The New Jersey State PBA will be hosting a training seminar for local and county conference treasurers on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the State PBA office.

The course, instructed by Edmond P. Brady, CPA of McEnerny Brady & Company, LLC, gives an overview on general book keeping, required filings to the IRS and State of New Jersey and the best practices for PBA treasurers, trustees and executive boards.

There will be two sessions: 10am to noon and 1pm to 3pm.

To register, email info@njspba.com and provide your local information, the names of the members seeking to attend and the session preferred.

The NJ Cop Shot program has posted a reward of $20,000 dollars leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects responsible for shooting an Atlantic City Police Officer early Saturday morning. The officer and his partner were in uniform in a marked police car when they observed three suspicious men near Caesars Casino parking deck. The officer and his partner exited their patrol car and immediately came under gunfire. The officer was struck and his partner returned fire. The officer was rushed to an area hospital where he is in critical condition.

New Jersey State PBA President Patrick Colligan said, “Our hearts are heavy at this hour, but our resolve to captured these suspects remains undeterred. We ask for prayers for the officer, his family, and the Atlantic City Police Department. We are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers of Atlantic County at 1-800-658-TIPS (8477). The NJ COP SHOT program is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of these suspects”.  NJ Cop Shot is a program run by the New Jersey State PBA.

Anyone with information is urged to Crime Stoppers of Atlantic County

There are two (2) ways to report a crime while remaining completely anonymous (confidential).

1.     Call the tip line at 1-800-658-TIPS (8477).

2.     Text TIPCOP plus your tip to: 274637 (CRIMES)

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