Jersey City Police Department
During the service, Mayor Fulop promoted Santiago, who had been on the job since December, to the rank of detective and awarded him the Medal of Honor.
Officer Melvin Santiago, 23, was fatally shot in the head responding to a call at the 24-hour drug store on Communipaw Avenue and John F. Kennedy Boulevard just after 4 a.m., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop told reporters.
Three women were shot early Sunday after two gunmen fired into a crowd outside a housing complex near Jersey City’s downtown, police said.
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop’s ordinance will be introduced during a hearing on Wednesday. He said the merger would cut costs and streamline services.
“He’s going to bring Jersey City to the next level,” Mayor Steve Fulop said. “We’ve been a little bit behind the times and I think Jim coming into Jersey City is going to change the dynamics and move the city forward.”
Prosecutors said that the death of an off-duty police officer whose body was found inside her northern New Jersey home this weekend does not appear to be suspicious.
A Jersey City Police officer, working in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service, was wounded during an investigation just after 10 p.m. Thursday in Elizabeth, officials said.
A fallen Jersey City police officer killed in the line of duty was honored Wednesday. The elementary school that Officer Marc DiNardo attended 30 years ago was renamed in his memory at an emotional ceremony at the school.
An off-duty Jersey City Police officer was under investigation Tuesday night. He’s accused of causing an accident that killed an elderly woman in Bayonne.
Jersey City’s police union has approved an agreement that will avert the layoffs of 82 officers. Mayor Healy announced that the Police Officers Benevolent Association approved the agreement Wednesday night.