Hundreds Bid Final Farewell To Fallen Jersey City Police Officer Melvin SantiagoIt 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.
Wake Held For Jersey City Police Officer Melvin SantiagoDuring 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.
Prosecutors: Jersey City Police Shoot Man Who Attacked Cops With Fence PostTwo 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.
Jersey City Removes Memorial For Man Who Gunned Down Rookie CopThe 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."
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.
Mayor: Jersey City Cop Melvin Santiago Killed In Walgreens AmbushOfficer 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.