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