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Mourners gather outside the wake for Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago on July 17, 2014. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Wake Held For Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago

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.

07/17/2014

Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago was killed in the line of duty July 13, 2014. (Credit: Jersey City Police Department)

Mayor: Jersey City Cop Melvin Santiago Killed In Walgreens Ambush

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.

07/13/2014

Police lights (credit: ClipArt.com)

Cops: 3 Women Injured In Jersey City Housing Complex Shooting

Three women were shot early Sunday after two gunmen fired into a crowd outside a housing complex near Jersey City’s downtown, police said.

06/22/2014

Jersey City Mayor's Office (credit: Steve Scott / WCBS 880)

Jersey City’s New Mayor Proposes Police, Fire Merger

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.

07/30/2013

The NYPD's James Shea has been chosen as Jersey City's new director of public safety (credit: Handout)

Jersey City Mayor Taps NYPD Deputy Chief To Lead Police, Fire Departments

“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.”

07/18/2013

A Jersey City Police Cruiser - File / Photo: Jersey City Police Department

Prosecutors: Off-Duty Jersey City Cops’ Death Doesn’t Appear To Be Suspicious

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.

06/03/2012

A Jersey City Police Cruiser - File / Photo: Jersey City Police Department

Jersey City Cop, Working With U.S. Marshals, Shot During Investigation In Elizabeth

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.

01/27/2012

Jersey City Police Officer Marc Anthony DiNardo was gunned down during a shootout on June 16, 2009. He was 37 years old. (Credit: CBS 2)

Jersey City School Renamed In Honor Of Fallen Police Officer Marc DiNardo

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.

05/25/2011

An off-duty Jersey City Police officer is under investigation following a crash that resulted in the death of an 82-year-old woman. (credit: Jersey Journal)

Jersey City Cop Investigated Following Fatal Crash

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.

02/22/2011

(Credit: AP)

Jersey City Police Approve Deal To Avert Layoffs

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.

01/27/2011