As news spreads nationwide of an unspeakable tragedy, Americans are coming together to pray and mourn. The life of a brave and dedicated public servant has been lost in what’s being described as an “ambush.”
The horrifying incident occurred at a Jewish grocery store in New Jersey, in which the shooter killed Det. Joseph Seals and three civilians. The two suspects were killed during the police response.
“This is Det Joe Seals who was killed in the line of duty today!” tweeted the New Jersey Chiefs of Police with a photo. He was a husband and father of 5. He is a #Hero and died protecting the citizens of Jersey City!”
“God Bless his family and all of the JCPD members!” concluded the heartfelt statement. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) also expressed his condolences for all the victims and their families.
Additional details have also emerged about the shooting. According to Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, “we now believe the active shooters targeted the location they attacked” — a Jewish grocery store.
Additional threats in the area are not expected, however, the mayor said, “Due to an excess of caution the community may see additional police resources in the days/weeks ahead.” Please pray for New Jersey.
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