PRESS RELEASE 7/15/2014~Lights on For Officer Santiago

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Heroes Memorial Foundation has launched a public campaign called “Lights On For Officer Santiago” to be held on Friday, July 18, 2014, to honor Officer Melvin Santiago of the Jersey City Police Department. The event will take place on our Facebook page located here:

Funeral set for slain Jersey City officer

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey ( Funeral arrangements have been set for Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago, 23, who was shot and killed early Sunday morning at the Walgreens on Communipaw Avenue while responding to a report of a robbery.

A visitation will be held on Thursday at the McLaughlin Funeral Home at 625 Pavonia Ave. in Jersey City from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Officer stabbed and wounded in Hendersonville, NC


A police officer was hospitalized after being stabbed Sunday afternoon and the suspect is dead, according to the Hendersonville police chief.

Two officers were responding to a call for service at an apartment above the Like New consignment store on Third Avenue near Church Street when a man stabbed one of the officers, according to Chief Herbert Blake.

"The officer was stabbed in an area just below the bullet-proof vest but above the belt," Blake said.

Blake said the second officer shot and killed the suspect.

New Jersey cop killer ambushed officer, wanted to be famous

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery call early Sunday never tried to rob the drugstore and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be famous," authorities said.

Lawrence Campbell, 27, shot Officer Melvin Santiago in the head shortly after he and his partner arrived at the 24-hour Walgreens at around 4 a.m., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said. Other officers returned fire at Campbell, killing him.

Longtime New Hampshire Police Chief succumbs to cancer

(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

PLAISTOW, New Hampshire (WMUR) —The Plaistow Police Department was in mourning Friday after Chief Stephen Savage passed away.

Savage died following a battle with kidney cancer that spread to his lungs. Despite his illness, Savage continued working until the end.

Savage was the town’s longest-serving police chief, and led the force for 28 years.

“He was a true, true, true dedicated,” said Plaistow police Lt. William Baldwin. “He didn't skip a beat.”

FBI: Anti-government activist planned to kill officers, blow up Utah police station

Associated Press

TREMONTON, Utah (AP) - Authorities arrested a 47-year-old Utah man Thursday that they say had been plotting to kill police officers and blow up a police station with the hope the attacks would cause an uprising against the government.

FBI agents and police in Tremonton arrested John Huggins on Thursday on a charge of possessing an unregistered destructive device, U.S. Attorney's Office of Utah spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch said in a statement Friday evening.

K-9 Triton survives drowning attempt

LEE COUNTY, Florida (LutzPatch): A routine traffic stop in Lee County turned violent Tuesday when the suspect feigned stopping and decided to ram a deputy’s cruiser instead. He took off after the impact, leading deputies on a chase.

That chase ended with the suspect crashing into a tree in Lehigh Acres, according to The driver and a passenger than bailed out of the car and ran into nearby woods.

That’s when Lee County deputies brought in a K9 unit. Police K9 Triton caught up with one of the suspects in a canal and was subsequently struck.

Volunteer firefighter collapses after rescuing hiker

Brainard Lake near the town of Ward on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. (Longmont Times-Call file photo)

BOULDER COUNTY, Colorado: After assisting in a hiker rescue, a 67-year-old volunteer firefighter collapsed and died Wednesday at the Brainard Lake Recreation Area in western Boulder County, the Sheriff's Office said.

Boulder County sheriff's officials said the incident began around noon Wednesday when a female hiker, identified as Katherine Powell, broke her ankle about 2.5 miles up the trailhead from Blue Lake.