NJ police honor officers who died in line of duty

The law enforcement community from all over New Jersey gathered Tuesday to honor officers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The 31st Annual Blue Mass was held in Ocean Grove Tuesday to honor officers who died in the line of duty.

The 31st Annual Blue Mass was held in Ocean Grove Tuesday to honor officers who died in the line of duty. (5/19/15)

OCEAN GROVE - The law enforcement community from all over New Jersey gathered Tuesday to honor officers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The "Blue Mass" was held inside the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove. Hundreds of officers joined together to remember five police officers who were killed in the line of duty within the year.

Many say it is a grim reminder of the dangers of the job.

"Sometimes people don't understand what we have to face day in and day out," says Neptune Police Sgt. Gregory Washington. "We work hard and it's good to recognize that through the state."

Gov. Chris Christie attended the Mass and spoke to the officers.

This was the 31st annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service in New Jersey.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Route 17 in Paramus reopens following tractor-trailer accident 1 Tractor-trailer accident causes problems on Route 17 in Paramus
Two apartment buildings on West St. George Avenue 2 Residents allowed back home after suspicious device found in Linden
Fire at apartment complex leaves one man dead 3 Fire at apartment complex leaves one man dead
A 36-year-old woman was beaten and raped in 4 Woman beaten, raped at gunpoint in Highland Park
Two apartment buildings on West St. George Avenue 5 Residents allowed back home after suspicious device found in Linden

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE