Joseph Seals Biography – Wiki
Joseph Seals is defined by the police department of Jersey City as The Policer officer who killed today in Jersey City was named Detective Joe Seals, a south district detective with the police department’s cease-fire unit. Six people total were killed — the two suspects, Det. Joe Seals and three civilians — in an hours-long shooting standoff in Jersey City.
— Jessica Berrocal (@jessberrocaljc) December 10, 2019
He was 39 years old married father of five and a 15-year veteran of the Jersey City Police Department, has been identified as the officer killed in today’s shootout in New Jerse.
Joseph Seals Married, Wife, Children
Det Joseph Seals was a married man and he was the father of five and had served on the force since 2006.
Detective Joseph Seals, a married father of five and a 15-year veteran of the Jersey City Police Department, has been identified as the officer killed in today’s shootout in New Jersey: https://t.co/F3GfgMK8lB pic.twitter.com/Z41DQxzWCo
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Joe Seals was promoted to detective and was a leading police officer in removing guns from the streets, according to Mayor Fulop.
Detective Joseph Seals Killed in Jersey City Shooting
“It’s a really tough day for the city of Jersey City,” Mayor Steven Fulop told reporters this evening.
Two other officers wounded in today’s shootout were treated and released.
The detective was killed while trying to interdict guns at the cemetery, Police Chief Michael J. Kelly (pictured above) told reporters this evening.
He refused to talk about the suspects and the civilians killed because he did not have details at this time, the chief added.
Speaking about the death of Detective Seals today, the mayor said, “We cried with the family.”
U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) isssued a statement.
“I am horrified by the tragic news coming out of Jersey City this afternoon, that the shooters killed several people, including a police officer, and injured several others,” Sires said. “I would like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of the victims of this indiscriminate violence. Thank you to the Jersey City Police Department, and all the law enforcement officers who responded to this situation today for your service. I continue to monitor the situation closely.”
R.I.P. – Detective Joseph Seals identified as police officer killed in Jersey City shooting; he was a married father of 5 pic.twitter.com/pYhw1MlI76
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Jersey City Shooting Wounded Victims
Three other officers on the Jersey City police force were hit by gunfire, said the mayor. All three are expected to recover.
Jersey City Shooting Suspect
From the cemetery, the two suspects, both men, fled to the Jersey City Kosher Supermarket at 223 Martin Luther King Drive. They showed up to the grocery store in a stolen U-Haul van wearing all black and carrying long guns, Chief Kelly said. Homemade pipe bombs were found in the U-Haul.They reportedly shot a person outside the store, and then holed up inside, where they continued firing at officers for hours.