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Patrolman John Vincent Gleason, Jr. | Plainfield Police Department, New Jersey Plainfield Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman

John Vincent Gleason, Jr.

Plainfield Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Sunday, July 16, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # 84

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person

Offender: Released from prison

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Patrolman Gleason was beaten to death by a group of youths at a housing complex. Patrolman Gleason was part of a mobilization at the complex as a result of two days of civil unrest.

The suspects were found guilty of Patrolman Gleason's murder and sent to prison. They were released after serving their sentence.

Patrolman Gleason was survived by his wife and three children.

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My father was a police officer with the Plainfield P.D. during the riots. I was only 1. Im 50 years old now and a retired police officer from the City of Reading in PA. My father passed away a few years ago. My mother is in town this week and we were talking about the riots from 67'. She was telling me about the tragedy during the riots and how all of the officers from Plainfield were not permitted to leave to go home and were held for duty for about 4 days. My mom remembers the incident well and was reflecting on Officer Gleason. My mother said she only knew and heard good things about Officer Gleason. Its a little late, but my condolences to the wife and three children of the officer. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Chris Cortazzo
Reading Police Dept
June 7, 2016

 

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