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On This day forty-six Years Ago, Trooper Werner Foerster made the Ultimate sacrifice in service

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Trenton NJ, New Jersey State Police , “On this day forty-six years ago, Trooper Werner Foerster made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his fellow troopers and the citizens of our State. As an organization, we ensure that every trooper, past and present, honored with wearing the blue and gold uniform of a New Jersey State Trooper remembers the life and death of Trooper Foerster, but it is equally important that the public also remembers,” said Colonel Patrick Callahan of the New Jersey State Police. “Our pursuit of Joanne Chesimard will not cease until she is returned to New Jersey to serve out the remainder of her prison sentence for the brutal murder of Trooper Werner Foerster. We owe it to the Foerster family, the State Police Family, and every family member who has suffered the devastating loss of a loved one killed in the line of duty.”

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NJ State Police Deploy Troopers to Transportation and Religious Centers

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Trenton NJ, State Police Office of Target Hardening to Deploy Troopers to Transportation and Religious Centers

Beginning this week, troopers from the Office of Target Hardening will conduct security operations as well as public awareness contacts at transportation locations and religious facilities throughout the state in preparation of religious holiday gatherings. So, what does this mean?

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Did not the state of NJ PBA Endorse all Democrats ?

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Trenton NJ, A statement from the New Jersey State Police in response to the recent Fox News story called “Conference featuring 2020 Dems begins with fiery chant quoting fugitive cop-killer Assata Shakur”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2020-dems-conference-begins-with-fiery-chant-quoting-fugitive-cop-killer-assata-shakur

Ridgewood even hosted a group that promoted cop killer Joanne Chesimard.

“It is an affront to every man and woman who wears the badge that someone would choose to evoke the words of a convicted cop killer and fugitive from justice at a political conference. The men and women of the New Jersey State Police will never forget the sacrifice made by Trooper Werner Foerster on May 2, 1973 nor will we forget that the person convicted of his murder remains a fugitive for nearly 40 years. We will remain steadfast, both in the pursuit of Joanne Chesimard and in the preservation of the memory of Trooper Werner Foerster, Badge #2608.”

“Gone but never forgotten.”

– Colonel Patrick Callahan, New Jersey State Police

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Colonel Patrick Callahan Reads, “Horton Hears a Who”

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Trenton NJ, To celebrate Read Across America 2019, Colonel Patrick Callahan stopped by Charles Street School in Palmyra to read to a group of 1st grade students during “Crazy Hat and Sock Day!”

The Colonel read, “Giggle, Giggle, Quack” by Doreen Cronin and the Dr. Suess classic, “Horton Hears a Who.”

The Colonel felt that “Horton Hears a Who” promotes a message of equality—highlighting the line, “A person is a person no matter how big or small.”

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New Jersey State Police Issues Commercial Vehicle Travel Restriction

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West Trenton, N.J. – Colonel Patrick J. Callahan has announced a commercial vehicle travel restriction due to the anticipated severity of the impending winter storm.

Effective Sunday, March 3 at 3:00 p.m., there will be a commercial vehicle travel restriction for the following roadways:

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JetBlue Honors Cop killer During Black History Month

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Newark NJ, JetBlue, honors NJ trooper killer Joanne Chesimard,during Black History Month .

“Joanne Chesimard is a fugitive who was tried and convicted of the murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. We appreciate Jet Blue removing the portrait of Chesimard out of respect for the Foerster family, the men and women of the New Jersey State Police, and all of the men and women in law enforcement who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. We will never forget the service of Trooper Foerster and remain steadfast and committed in our efforts to bring Chesimard to justice.”

-Colonel Patrick J. Callahan

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New Jersey State Police Issues Commercial Vehicle Travel Restriction

West Trenton NJ, Colonel Patrick J. Callahan has announced a commercial vehicle travel restriction due to the anticipated severity of the impending winter storm.

Effective Tuesday, February 12, at 12:00 a.m., there will be a commercial vehicle travel restriction for the following roadways:

• I-195 (entire length)
• I-78 (entire length)
• I-80 (entire length)
• I-280 (entire length)
• I-287 (entire length)
• I-295 (entire length)
• I-676 (entire length)
• I-76 (entire length)
The commercial vehicle travel restriction does NOT apply to the following roadways:

• New Jersey Turnpike
• Garden State Parkway
• Atlantic City Expressway

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New Jersey State Police Report Phone Scam

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**Phone Scam Alert***

Ridgewood NJ, The New Jersey State Police is investigating a series of fraudulent phone calls (spoof calls) requesting Social Security numbers from private citizens.

The suspect(s) are using the legitimate phone number, 609-452-2601, for the New Jersey State Police Transportation Safety Bureau office and are posing as New Jersey State Troopers. During the calls, a man with a foreign accent will inform the victim that they are police officers with the New Jersey State Police. They attempt to frighten victims by claiming that they have received multiple complaints associated with their Social Security number.

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Funny Money Hits Turnpike

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Detectives Arrest Man for Using Counterfeit Bills at Tolls

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West Trenton NJ, The New Jersey State Police have arrested Moustapha Toure, 22, of Staten Island, N.Y. for using counterfeit bills at various New Jersey Turnpike interchange tolls.

On Thursday, January 3, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority reported that a man had used $200 worth of counterfeit bills at different tolls.

Through various investigative means, investigators identified Toure as the suspect. On Monday, January 29, detectives from the Troop “D” Criminal Investigation Office located and arrested him.

Moustapha Toure was charged with criminal simulation and theft, and was released pending a court appearance.

Charges are mere accusations and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.