Sergeant Lawrence H. Bannick

Sergeant Lawrence H. Bannick

New Jersey Department of Human Services Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, December 7, 1977

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Lawrence H. Bannick

Sergeant Lawrence Bannick suffered a fatal heart attack after struggling with a patient at Marlboro State Hospital in Marlboro Township.

He collapsed immediately after the patient was subdued. He was transported to Freehold Area Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sergeant Bannick was survived by his wife, four sons, daughter, and one grandchild.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 9

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

EDP, struggle

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NJ Human Services Honors the Department’s Police Officers as Part of National Police Week & Peace Officers Memorial Day

Posted on May 17, 2020 InsiderNJ News

NJ Human Services Honors the Department’s Police Officers as Part of National Police Week & Peace Officers Memorial Day

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services is honoring National Police Week this week and Peace Officers Memorial Day today by recognizing the New Jersey State Human Services Police for their efforts to protect some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents.

Police Week is celebrated annually to recognize police officers around the country who lost their lives in the line of duty and to recognize officer achievements. Two Human Services Police Officers have lost their lives in the line of duty – Officer Wilson McLaurin, who died in the line of duty in 1975, and Sgt. Lawrence Bannick, who died in the line of duty in 1977.

The New Jersey Human Services Police serve and protect individuals across New Jersey, including children, individuals with disabilities, and others.

Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson highlighted the essential work of the Human Services Police and noted the unique skills required for this critical role.

“New Jersey’s Human Services Police often handle situations and duties that are the true essence of community policing by engaging with individuals and families at times of great vulnerability and providing steady and supportive leadership,” Commissioner Johnson said. “Their work requires specialized skills and talents and training. I thank them and Director Timothy Gallagher for their constant dedication and commitment.”

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May 18, 2020

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