Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers


You gave your all to protect and serve us, and for that we are eternally grateful.

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Officer Melvin Santiago, 23

Jersey City New Jersey Police Department

July 13, 2014 – Officer Melvin Santiago was shot and killed after arriving at the scene of a robbery call. The suspect was later killed in a shootout with other officers.

Officer Santiago had graduated from the police academy only six months prior to the shooting.

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Officer Christopher Goodell, 32

Waldwick New Jersey Police Department

July 17, 2014 – Officer Christopher Goodell was parked on the shoulder of the roadway, running radar, when a tractor trailer struck his patrol car in the rear, forcing it into a retaining wall. The officer was killed in the collision.

Officer Goodell is survived by his fiancee.