News Release
For Immediate Release:
May 28, 2008

Contact: Douglas S. Collier
Public Information Officer
(973) 776-1143 (Office)
(862) 849-9833 (Cell)

DEA New Jersey Division Pays Tribute to
Officers Who Were Killed in The Line of Duty
"New Jersey Law Enforcement Memorial Service"

MAY 28 --(Newark, NJ) -- On Tuesday, May 20, 2008, the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police hosted the 2008 New Jersey Law Enforcement Memorial Service at the Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove, New Jersey, to honor those New Jersey law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The service remembers officers who lost their lives in New Jersey since 1854.

Drug Enforcement Administration New Jersey Division Special Agent in Charge Gerard P. McAleer, presented a wreath from the New Jersey Division in memory of all the New Jersey fallen law enforcement officers that were killed in the line of duty along with fallen DEA Special Agents Frank C. Tummillo (10-12-1972) and Everett E. Hatcher (02-28-1989). “We will never forget our hero’s that paid the ultimate price. They will Never be Forgotten,” McAleer stated.

New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine, delivers speech at the

2008 New Jersey Law Enforcement Memorial Service.

In Memoriam

Police Officer Tyron D. Franklin – Paterson Police Department – 01/07/2007

Special Agent Barry Lee Bush – Federal Bureau of Investigation – 04/05/2007

Police Officer William (Nichie) Preslar – Lakewood Police Department – 05/14/2007