Wake service tonight for Newark police officer

Newark police officers will be honoring one of their own tonight.

Wake services are scheduled for this evening for William Johnson, Jr., a Newark police officer who was killed in a drive-by shooting last Thursday in the South Ward district.

A 19-year-old man was charged with his murder on Saturday.

The wake for the 45-year-old officer will be held at the New Hope Baptist church in Newark.Newark PD rolls out summer plans in wake of violenceFuneral service planned for Newark police officerPeople gather for peace in Newark following violent weekend

sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."