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Police and ambulances arrive on the scene outside a Jersey City Walgreens, where a police officer was killed in the line of duty July 13, 2014. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Newark, Jersey City And Paterson Mayors Announce Anti-Crime Plan

Monday’s announcement is expected to cover measures such as tracking criminals who move from city to city, gang intelligence and police manpower issues.

07/28/2014

Procession to St. Aloysius Church for funeral of Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Hundreds Bid Final Farewell To Fallen Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago

It was an emotional farewell to a fallen hero. Santiago, 23, was shot and killed in front of a Walgreens last Sunday in what authorities have called an ambush.

07/18/2014

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

Authorities investigating a police-involved shooting in Jersey City on July 15, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutors: Jersey City Police Shoot Man Who Attacked Cops With Fence Post

Two emergency services police officers were on patrol when they spotted a 25-year-old man carrying a six-foot long, wooden fence post with a sharpened end, authorities said.

07/15/2014

Top: The memorial for Lawrence Campbell is seen in Jersey City on July 14, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880) Bottom: The same space is seen on July 15, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Jersey City Removes Memorial For Man Who Gunned Down Rookie Cop

The memorial went up in the neighborhood where Campbell, 27, lived. It included candles, balloons and empty liquor bottles. A pair of white t-shirts were taped to a red brick wall, with handwritten messages on them including “thug in peace” and “see you on the other side.”

07/15/2014

A memorial for Lawrence Campbell is seen in Jersey City. Campbell was killed in a shootout with police after he fatally shot Officer Melvin Santiago. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop: Memorial Honoring Cop Killer ‘Disgusting’

A temporary memorial was on display Monday in the neighborhood where Lawrence Campbell, 27, lived. It includes candles and balloons.

07/14/2014

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