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Detective Michael Morgan, Jr. | Newark Police Department, New Jersey Newark Police Department, New Jersey


Michael Morgan, Jr.

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Monday, November 7, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 6 years, 6 months

Badge # 43

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 39 years

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Detective Michael Morgan was shot and killed while attempting to take action during a robbery while he was off duty in Paterson, New Jersey.

He and several friends were visiting a club on Straight Street. While outside, speaking to an employee, a suspect approached and attempted to rob the two at gunpoint. Detective Morgan attempted to take action but was shot once in the side as he reached for his weapon.

Responding units from the Paterson Police Department transported Detective Morgan to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his wound.

The suspect fled the scene, however, the shooter and his girlfriend were arrested two days later in a hotel near Philadelphia. The subject who shot him was sentenced to 39 years in prison and the man's girlfriend was sentenced to 10 years.

Detective Morgan had served with the Newark Police Department for 6-1/2 years. He is survived by his mother, brother, and two sisters.

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All the work you've done inspired me more to continue the goal of joining the NPD. I'm almost there. Keeping you in mind on a constant basis while I complete the hardest training in the state. I promise to continue that same work ethic you had while working. Rest easy Michael.

Recruit: JL
August 20, 2017


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