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N.J. Cop Arrested for Firebombing Supervisor's Home

May 24, 2013  | 

An Edison (N.J.) Police officer with a history of disciplinary problems was charged today with five counts of attempted murder in the firebombing of a police supervisor's house earlier this week, authorities announced Thursday.

Michael Dotro, 35, a 10-year veteran of the Edison force, allegedly used an incendiary device to set fire to the Monroe Township home of Edison Capt. Mark Anderko, a top aide to Chief Thomas Bryan, while Anderko and his family slept inside around 4 a.m. Monday.

Anderko, his wife, his two young children and his 92-year-old mother all escaped unharmed. The two-story, colonial-style home was badly damaged, with the greatest concentration of fire at the front of the house where Anderko’s children slept.

Read the full Star-Ledger story.

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Ima Leprechaun @ 5/24/2013 11:42 AM

My hope is the police officer is no longer a police officer and is interned in a secure psychiatric facility because he has serious issues.

David @ 5/28/2013 4:59 AM

It is not a hospital he needs. Put him in prison as we would anyone else who set someone's home on fire. Most working policemen have issue with the liberal policy makers who hinder our ability to do the job we should be doing. That doesn't mean we set their homes on fire or commit other criminal acts directed against them.

Trigger @ 5/28/2013 12:09 PM

According to the article it sounds like Dotro has an interesting past. Prison sounds like a viable option on this.

JimB @ 5/30/2013 12:51 PM

I hope he get's a fair trial. And if he is convicted, a long prison sentence.

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