GOP Congressman Jeff Van Drew Joins The New Jersey State Police Increasing Reward Money
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Cape May NJ, The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the suspect(s) who vandalized Trooper Bertram Zimmerman’s memorial in Dennis Township, Cape May County.
Trooper Zimmerman died as a result of injuries sustained in an on-duty motor vehicle crash on February 5, 2004, while responding to a robbery call.
On Wednesday, October 7, troopers responded to the memorial located on State Highway 83 when they observed the memorial was defaced. The suspect(s) used white caulk to write a derogatory phrase on the pavers and to deface the front of a granite monument in the center of the memorial.
The State Police unions have offered a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s).
Anyone with information is asked to contact Woodbine Station at 609-861-5698. Anonymous tips are welcome.
GOP Congressman Jeff Van Drew on twitter added ,”Our brave men and women in law enforcement, particularly those like Trooper Zimmerman who made the ultimate sacrifice don’t deserve to be demeaned, diminished, or defunded. The Defund the Police movement has no place in South Jersey and I am willing to match the $5,000 reward being offered by the State Troopers Fraternal Association, the State Troopers Non-Commissioned Officers Association, and the State Troopers Superior Officers Association for information leading the arrest and conviction of those responsible.”