The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Detective Michael Morgan, 32
Newark New Jersey Police Department
November 7, 2011 – Detective Michael Morgan was shot and killed outside a nightclub when two suspects attempted to rob him and a dancer from the club. The suspect shot Detective Morgan as he reached for his weapon. The detective was off duty at the time of the shooting.
After a 48-hour manhunt, Jerome Wright, 24, and his 19-year-old girlfriend, Nashali Gadson, were arrested in a Philadelphia-area hotel. They were both charged with Detective Morgan’s murder. Wright has been arrested numerous times for drug and weapons offenses and is a known member of the Seven Nine Trey Bloods. Gadson had been previously arrested for assault and robbery.
Police used this surveillance photo to help identify the killer.
Officer Daniel Clark, 49
San Bernardino California Police Department
November 3, 2011 – Officer Daniel Clark, a 25-year veteran and narcotics recognition expert, was in a foot pursuit when he received an injury to his ankle, an injury that required surgery. He’d returned home from the surgery and suffered a pulmonary embolism, a complication of the operation. Officer Clark was immediately rushed to the hospital where he passed away. He is survived by his wife and daughter.
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A special thanks to our veterans for keeping us safe and for preserving our freedom.