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NJ Officers Swept Away in Floodwaters Fire Their Guns to Summon Help

Officer James Hoffman's patrol car started taking on water, then started floating away — sliding sideways about 100 yards into deeper water. He ditched his bulky duty vest, climbed through a window and started swimming. He found a tree and held on.

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NJ K-9 Stabbed, Trooper Attacked with Flashlight

After the suspect's vehicle was disabled, “Troopers ordered the driver to exit the vehicle, but he refused, so a State Police K-9 was utilized to assist troopers entering the vehicle to apprehend the suspect,” the agency said in a statement.

FBI Rescues Kidnap Victim, Kills Suspect

FBI agents who were investigating that kidnapping tracked the suspects to an apartment complex in Leonia, NJ. The agents were serving a search warrant at 6 a.m. when one of the suspects was fatally shot.

Union: NJ Officers Mobbed and Beaten Making Arrest

“Our officers were pummeled to the ground, kicked in the head and choked,” Newark FOP's James Stewart told NJ Advance Media. “Body worn cameras were forcibly removed and smashed on the ground by the suspects.”

NJ Officer Fired for Calling BLM Protesters "Terrorists" on Facebook

Hopewell Township, NJ, has fired a police officer who described Black Lives Matter protesters as “terrorists” and will suspend and demote another for replying to a comment on the Facebook post.

NJ Officer Fatally Shoots Suspect who Stole Patrol Vehicle

After a Franklin officer got out his cruiser, authorities say 41-year-old Roy K. Jackel Jr. of Cape May Court House, NJ, got in the police vehicle and drove away.

NJ Chief Charged Over Having Officers Work for His Business

The chief is accused of conspiracy, official misconduct and corruption of public resources in connection with an alleged abuse of power that benefited his funeral home.

NJ Chief "Claws" Across Ice to Rescue Mother and Toddler from Frozen River

"I lay down on my stomach and just started digging into the ice with my fingers to claw my way out. It felt like eternity with her screaming,” Chief Mike Foligno said.

Video Released of Suspect Slashing New Jersey Officer's Face

Antwan Whitlock, 35, of Union Township, allegedly slashed an officer with a knife in late December, officials said. He was later hit with a Taser and stabbed himself in the chest, although he was not hit when officers fired at him after the alleged knife attack, according to the state attorney general’s office.

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NJ Officer Killed in Hunting Accident

Jason Franco was hunting deer with a family member in Wantage when he was struck by a single round from a shotgun, First Assistant Prosecutor Gregory Mueller said.

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