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Atlantic City Police Officer Shot

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.

Long Branch Police Officer Assaulted

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. 

Asbury Park Police Officer Stabbed

The NJ Cop Shot program has posted a reward of $20,000 dollars leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect responsible for stabbing Asbury Park Lieutenant David DeSane Thursday night. The lieutenant was in full dress uniform walking down the street when he observed two suspicious men behind an abandoned house on Washington Street. Lieutenant DeSane began to question the men and believed one of the suspects had a gun. Lieutenant DeSane struggled with one of the suspects and was stabbed in the face by the second suspect. Both suspects fled leaving Lieutenant DeSane bleeding at the scene. He was taken to an area hospital and treated for his stab wounds
The NJ COP SHOT Program is administered by the NJ State PBA Survivor and Welfare Fund. Rewards of $20,000 will be offered for the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for the killing or seriously wounding of any New Jersey Law Enforcement Officer regardless of union or department affiliation.
In the early morning hours of January 7, 2007, 23-year-old rookie Paterson Police Officer Tyron D. Franklin was placing an order at a fast food eatery in Paterson. The rookie officer was in plain clothes and off duty. He had no idea a gang member was about to rob the establishment. Officer Franklin fought with the attacker and was shot several times. The attacker fired two more shots after witnesses identified Officer Franklin as a police officer. The suspect fled into the darkness of the night. What transpired over those several seconds claimed Officer Franklin’s life but inspired the creation of NJ COP SHOT.