On May 19th, 2011 a retired Floram Park Officer was shot.
A retired Florham Park police officer was shot multiple times in an ambush by armed robbers while making a cash delivery in the Ironbound section of Newark. The officer returned fire, wounding one suspect
On January 14th, 2011 Lakewood Officer Chris Matlosz was Killed.
Police Officer Chris Matlosz was shot and killed by a man he had stopped to talk to at approximately 4:00 pm. Officer Matlosz was on patrol when he stopped his patrol car to speak with a man walking along the road. As they spoke, the male took one step back, drew a handgun and shot Officer Matlosz three times, killing him.
On May 10th, 2010 Wayne Officer Brian Wodell was involved in a shooting.
Officer Brian Wodell was grazed in the head by a bullet during an armed robbery of an gas station. Police were notified of the robbery via 911 report and panic alarm alert. Officer Wodell was the first to arrive on the scene. As he exited his patrol car, Officer Wodell encountered the suspects, who ordered him not to reach for his firearm. But the suspects fired two rounds at Wodell, one of which grazed the left side of his head.
On January 30th, 2010 Fairfield Officer Gerald Veneziano was shot.
Off duty Officer Gerald Veneziano was shot while he attempted to question a motorist. The suspect followed Officer Veneziano for 11 miles as Officer Veneziano drove to work. After shooting the officer the suspect fled the scene leaving the officer gravely wounded.
On May 15th, 2008 Bergenfeld Officer John Casper was involved in a shooting.
Off duty Officer John Casper intervened to stop an armed robbery. Officer Casper was shot once in the robbery attempt. Both suspects fled the scene on foot.