On this day, I was proud to stand alongside members of the East Orange Police Department at the 33rd Annual New Jersey Law Enforcement Memorial Service in Ocean Grove, NJ.
I ask the entire East Orange community to join with me in remembering the lives of the five East Orange police officers who were killed in the line of duty, as well as honoring the brave officers who presently risk their lives each day to protect and serve our community.
Sgt. William A. Connelly
End of Watch: October 6, 1965, Cause: Gunfire
Police Officer Thomas J. Ennis
End of Watch: February 14, 1937, Cause: Gunfire
Police Officer Joseph O'Connor
End of Watch: May 1, 1925, Cause: Struck by vehicle
Detective Robert J. Shannon
End of Watch: December 15, 1915, Cause: Gunfire
Policeman Andrew G. Carlson
End of Watch: February 4, 1905, Cause: Duty-related illness