TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Procuctor’s office has confirmed that Jolisa Marshall, 28 of Hamilton Township, NJ has died from a Sunday night shooting on Delawareview Ave. Her death has become Trenton’s 22 homicide of the year.
The shooting broke out around 10:35 pm on Sunday August 2, 2020 and the Trenton Police Department responded to a Shot Spotter activation. Upon arrival they found 2 victims one critical and one shot in the buttocks. Trenton Fire Department, Trenton EMS (TEMS) responded along with Mercer County Paramedics. The victims were transported to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center and trauma alerts were called.
List of Trenton’s 2020 Homicide victims:
January 30, 2020, Starquasia Harris, 24, shooting
February 16, 2020, Maurice London, 39, shooting
March 23, 2020, Danavan Phillips, 37, shooting
March 25, 2020, Yuell Moore, 29, shooting
April 5, 2020 Quamiera Massey, 24, shooting
April 5, 2020 Dabree Brannon, 30, shooting
April 5, 2020 Frederick Mason, 20, shooting
May 14, 2020, pronounced dead May 21, 2020 Terrence Horton, 53, shooting
May 17, 2020, Robert Smith, 38, shooting
May 18, 2020 Antwuan Bowens, 44, shooting
May 18, 2020 Tayvion Jones, 18, shooting
May 21, 2020 Raheen McKinnon 19, shooting
May 23, 2020, Watson Cogdell, 58, shooting
May 30, 2020 Tyrone Campbell, 45, shooting
June 2, 2020 Dontae Barnes, shooting
June 21, 2020, Robert Neal, 34, stabbing
July 1, 2020, Covvie Scott, 24, shooting
July 8, 2020, Richard Guarderas, 18, shooting
July 8, 2020, Malcom L. Bowser, 19, shooting
July 15, 2020, Jason Phillips, 23, shooting
July 17, 2020, Luis Gonzalez, 37, shooting
August 2, 2020 died August 5, 2020, Jolisa Marshall, 28, shooting
CHECK OUT THE LIST OF MIDJERSEY.NEWS STORIES ON CITY OF TRENTON 2020 SHOOTINGS, GUN VIOLENCE, STABBINGS AND HOMICIDES HERE:
And the list grows: Other Recent Trenton Shooting and Homicide Stories:(There has been a lot more gun violence, stabbings and shootings but these are ones we have enough information to report on)
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–In a final tribute to Trenton Police Sergeant Daniel Pagnotta, III., fellow police officers, loved ones, and friends drove past Trenton Police Headquarters on North Clinton Ave. this afternoon.
Trenton Police PBA 11 wrote:
It breaks our heart to ever have to post about a Police Officer’s death…
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Det. Sgt Dan Pagnotta’s family💙
Having to put the words together on this isn’t easy…
So we bring to you some amazing words from David Berez.
“The Darkness at the End of the Road
When the roads of hurt, anger and betrayal intersect, the streetlights can only shed so much light. No matter how hard you try to navigate through the darkness to find the right path forward, we can be blinded by our own emotion and go full throttle into a dead end. Here we find ourselves at a point of no return, no matter how bright the light shines.
Today, my friend came to this intersection and chose to hit the brick wall head on at the end of the road. He made this choice, knowing he was to leave behind what mattered most to him, his two young children. He made this choice knowing the hurt they would now endure. One can only imagine having to make that decision. What were the other factors that rose above living in a hurt locker, only to place your children in their own?
As Police Officers we face fear every day. We face horror the eyes can never un-see, we hear sounds that will keep you up at night and we endure tragedy that will take a lifetime to process. Yet, we press forward each and every day, living with the nightmares and the guilt, yet we drive on to get to tomorrow because someone else will need us again.
Where our road ends, is at the brick the wall of betrayal and the subsequent distrust that follows. When it comes from your boss, you tend to check out of work. When it comes from your partner, you kick them out of your car. When it comes from a friend, you delete them from your life. When it’s your spouse, the burden can be too big to bear. You shield your kids and divert the focus. That diversion came by the way of suicide today as my friend saw no path forward.
I will never understand why the daily calls and texts of support, the plans we made only a few days prior that were only a few days from now, the next youth sports event, the next vacation, the next birthday, the next whatever… was not enough to light your path and overcome the darkness. So many cared so much to help you see, and still the only light you were able to turn to was that of the Eternal.
Today so many hearts are broken as you have found your Peace. I will never know the hurt you endured, the trust you lost or the love that failed you. I will also never know how it is possible that the love of your children was not enough to get you through. May the demons that plagued you, have also died with you. May those who loved you and cared for you find comfort in the memories they share of your laughter, sarcasm, good heart and caring sole for others.
Police Officers deal with the unthinkable, and in this time of culture war against the very individuals we depend on to protect us from evil, we have left them in the dark, at an intersection of life that has no light at all. They have lost trust in the public, from whom they were betrayed. They have lost trust in their leadership, from whom they were betrayed. And now they lose trust in loved ones, from whom they were betrayed. Just remember my brothers and sisters, we will always have each other, from whom you will never be betrayed.
Sadly, I believe that there will be many more Police Officers unable to see the light through the darkness. However, I will always be there to answer the phone if you call. Just be strong enough to make the call. From there I will take your hand, and we will walk together out of the darkness and into a place of light.
Rest easy Dan and may your memory always be a blessing. While I won’t see you on Friday as we planned, I will still share a beer with you, talking about you, instead of with you. I’ll miss you, bro!! EOW: 07/29/2020”
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
To our LEO and First Responders, always remember, we are here for you and only a call away. You are never alone, we stand strong and proud together.
Statement by Mayor W. Reed Gusciora on the Passing of Trenton Police Sgt. Daniel Pagnotta III
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Trenton Police Sgt. Daniel Pagnotta III. Dan, who passed away in Plainsboro on Wednesday morning, was a devoted husband and father of two who loved soccer and making people laugh. Beloved by everyone in the Trenton Police Department, he was devoted to Trenton and police work from the time he joined the force after graduating from the police academy in 1999. Dan’s dad, Dan, Sr., is a retired Trenton police officer, and Dan was proud to continue a legacy of law enforcement in his family. Dan and his family are on our minds and in our hearts. He will be dearly missed.
UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–According to NJ State Police Spokesman Sgt. Lawrence Peele, yesterday at approximately 12:00 pm, troopers and detectives responded to the area of County Route 539 in Upper Freehold Township for the report of a deceased male in a drainage basin north of the Cream Ridge Golf Course.
According to NJ State Police, the body of the adult male victim was transported to the Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in North Brunswick for a postmortem examination. The case remains under investigation and there is no additional information available at this time.
ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–The Allentown Business Community Association has posted a notice on Facebook that the 2020 Fall Festival also known as the “Harvest Festival” is canceled this year due to COVID-19 concerns. See below:
THE 2020 HARVEST FESTIVAL IS OFFICIALLY CANCELLED.
After 35 consecutive years, the Allentown NJ Fall Harvest Festival will not be held this fall. The cancellation is due to the NJ statewide shut down. Our upmost concerns are for the safety of our community, our attendees and our businesses. We hope to see everyone again next year. Thank you and be safe.
JACKSON, NJ (OCEAN)–Governor Phil Murphy visited Jackson Township this morning to assess damage from Tropical Storm Isaias with Senator Sam Thompson, Ocean County Freeholder Director Joe Vicari, and Mayor Mike Reina. Government officials are continuing to work closely with the utilities to get the lights back on as quickly and safely as possible.
MidJersey.News has been monitoring fire department, police and EMS activity and fire departments from our area have been sent to several locations overnight and this morning for carbon monoxide issues dealing with generators too close to the house or running in a garage. Please use these appliances properly, keep them far away from the home, and also make sure you have batteries in your carbon monoxide detectors and verify they are working.
Upper Freehold and Allentown, Message from Hope Fire Company:
Good Morning. We realize that some will be without power for a few days. HFC will be opening it’s doors for anyone that is in need of charging devices from now until 4pm. We do have charging stations setup in our meeting room for your convenience. We ask that you please wear masks when coming into our facility and, to practice social distancing measures, we will be allowing up to 10 people in at a time. Also, we do have bagged ice that we can give you (2 bags per person) and should you need to use our showering facilities, that area is open as well. Non-potable water will be available so please, bring your buckets or containers. Again, masks are required and you must be symptom free to enter the building. Should you have any questions you can email me at email@example.com or reach out to me directly at 609-556-9764.
North Hanover, Jackobstown:
We have put the hose out for residents to get water if needed. While clean water direct from our well we don’t recommend it for drinking but if you need to flush a toilet it will work. Bring your own container. The station is closed to members only at this time, please do not enter the station for any reason. Thank you
There are still numerous roads closed, trees and wires down please avoid those areas and do not go around cones or barricades. Stay far away from any wires because you will not know if they are live or energized, leave that up to the professionals to determine.
Water and Ice available for JCP&L customers:
Water and Ice Locations
Water and Ice Available to JCP&L Customers
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is restoring service to customers who lost power due to Tropical Storm Isaias. JCP&L is offering free water and ice to customers remaining out of service. Customers can pick up water and ice at the following locations:
(Last updated 8/5/2020)
Acme Supermarkets, 18 Broadway Rd. Store 7908, Browns Mills
Shop Rite of Millburn, 220 Main Street, Millburn, Essex County
Kings, 778 Morris Tpke, Short Hills, Essex County
Shop Rite of Hunterdon, 50 Rte 513 BLDG D, Clinton, Hunterdon County
Shop Rite of Hunterdon272 Rt. 202 & Rt. 31, Flemington, Hunterdon County
Kings, 531 U.S. Hwy. 22 East, Whitehouse Station, Hunterdon County
In the aftermath of the intense and damaging Tropical Storm Isaias, NJ TRANSIT is operating weekend service on the Northeast Corridor, Main-Bergen County Line, Pascack Valley Line, Raritan Valley Line, and Port Jervis Line between Suffern and Port Jervis on Wednesday August 5; Atlantic City Rail Line service will resume with regular weekday service.
Morris & Essex, Gladstone, Montclair-Boonton, North Jersey Coast Line, and Port Jervis rail lines will remain temporarily suspended as crews continue to work around the clock to clear over 250 trees, repair signal systems and repair overhead wires which power trains. There are close to 200 trees down on the Hoboken Division alone.
Morris & Essex/Gladstone/Montclair-Boonton – crews are still removing trees and repairing extensive overhead wire damage.
North Jersey Coast Line – trees have been removed. However repairs are still ongoing to overhead wires.
Port Jervis – crews are still removing trees between Suffern and Port Jervis.
These lines will resume service on a weekend schedule once these repairs are complete and tracks are inspected.
Crews will continue to work to repair the extensive damage to signal systems and overhead wires caused by the storm’s strong winds, which also toppled numerous trees throughout the state.
Bus, light rail and Access Link services will all operate on a regular weekday schedule. Rail ticket and passes will be cross-honored with PATH at Newark Penn Station, Hoboken, and 33rd Street, NJ TRANSIT light rail, bus and private carriers.
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The Robbinsville Township Fire Department has no current positions available but seeks to establish a list though testing that would be used for future employment opportunities within the fire department if and when they become available. See below for contact and testing information.
We are seeking committed individuals to assist our department in fulfilling our responsibilities to the citizens of Robbinsville Township and continuing our history of service to our growing community. Currently, we are conducting our Firefighter recruitment/examination process to establish a list for future hiring. As of this date there are no open Firefighter positions within the department.
Application Period: Open – Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. Closed – Friday, August 24, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Completed applications must be submitted by the applicant in person during the noted application period at the address below. In an effort to limit personal contact with staff, candidates will drop off applications in the specified drop off location inside the main entrance of the fire station (parking lot main entrance doors). Signage will be provided. Applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope with all required documentation and application fee included. Applications cannot be mailed,emailed, or returned on your behalf.
Robbinsville Township Fire Department 1149 Route 130 Robbinsville, NJ 08691
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Written Examination: Date – Tuesday, September 8, 2020
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS / EDUCATION
Graduation from high school, vocational high school, or possession of an approved high school equivalency certificate.
Must be of good moral character; never convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude, an offense involving dishonesty, or a crime of the third degree or above.
Applicants must be eligible for enrollment in the New Jersey Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS). Applicant’s age must not be less than 18 or one day past their 35th birthday as of the official date of hire. Once an applicant has met the definition of veteran for pension purposes, certain periods of military service may be used as an exception to the age requirement. Certain periods of military service may be used on a one-for-one basis to “reduce” one’s age for hire. Criteria for this exception are subject to current guidelines specified by the New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits.
NOTE: Age limitation does not apply to those who are already members of the Police and Fire Retirement System of New Jersey.
NOTE: When applicants have reached their 35th birthday, they are considered to be over 35 years of age.
Must be a citizen of the United States and resident of the State of New Jersey.
MINIMUM CERTIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
-One (1) year prior experience as a Firefighter. -New Jersey State Firefighter 1. -New Jersey State Emergency Medical Technician and/or NREMT w/ current CPR. **National Registry Emergency Medical Technician – You will be required to contact the Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) to confirm that your current certification fulfills the requirement for NJ EMT certification if hired** -Hazardous Materials Operations. -Basic Incident Command System I-200 and/or Incident Management Level 1.
Appointees will be required to possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license at the time of appointment.
Applicant should be medically fit and sound, exhibiting no physical impairment which would render the applicant incapable of performing the duties of a firefighter.