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New Jersey State Troopers Head to Baltimore Amid Protests

 

NJ State Troopers gathered at the Hamilton Township Barracks

 

NBC 10 - Updated at 7:12 PM EDT on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015

 

The Office of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie confirmed Tuesday that members of the state's police force are heading to Baltimore to assist local authorities amid protests over Freddie Gray's death.

 

About 150 New Jersey State Troopers gathered at the Hamilton Township barracks Tuesday afternoon and boarded a bus that left for Charm City Tuesday -- the day a mandatory curfew will begin for all city residents. 

 

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan contacted Christie to ask for assistance late Monday night, officials said.

 

Of the 150 New Jersey state troopers deployed to Baltimore, 100 will provide operation support while the remaining 50 will assist with investigative and logistical side, according to Tweets from Christie.

 

Meanwhile state police in Pennsylvania and Delaware said they have offered assistance following riots overnight in Baltimore but have not been asked to come to the area.

 

The offers were made in response to an Emergency Management Assistance Compact request from Maryland's emergency management agency.

 

The request was made to surrounding states to provide personnel and assets in response to a state of emergency declared in Baltimore.

 

Pennsylvania state police said they have been talking with state police in Maryland and with Baltimore city officials but as of this point they "have not been requested to deploy to that area."

 

Pennsylvania state police last responded to such a request in the fall of 2012 when troopers were sent to New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy.

 

Published at 5:40 PM EDT on Apr 28, 2015

 


 

300 Pennsylvania State Police Personnel to Aid in Baltimore

 

 

Pennsylvania is sending 300 state troopers to Baltimore.

 

HARRISBURG, Pa. --  Associated Press, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:46PM

 

The Pennsylvania State Police is sending 300 troopers and other personnel to help authorities in Baltimore as they try to maintain peace and prevent a repeat of looting and arson that erupted earlier this week.


The approximately 6,000-employee agency said Wednesday that Maryland had accepted its offer of resources. The deployment is expected to begin later this week. Maryland will reimburse Pennsylvania's costs.


"Our troopers and emergency personnel are sources of pride for our commonwealth," Governor Tom Wolf said in a statement. "Our thoughts will be with them and their families as they help our neighbors in Baltimore during this difficult time. We hope that with their assistance, calm will prevail and the Baltimore community can begin to move forward."


Pennsylvania state troopers have helped other states before, including New Jersey with Hurricane Sandy cleanup in 2012.


Acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown says personnel from stations across Pennsylvania will go. Before he was tapped by Gov. Tom Wolf to lead the state police, Brown was the No. 2 commander in Baltimore's police force and commanded the Maryland State Police until January.

 

 


 

 

Maine state trooper helps save life of driver who overdosed

Trooper Douglas Cropper pulls over the speeding vehicle shortly before the man loses consciousness on Interstate 295 in Portland.

By David Hench Staff Writer of the Portland Press Harold 

 

A Maine State Police trooper is being credited with helping to save the life of a driver he pulled over who was overdosing on heroin, and the traffic stop could have prevented a crash as well.

 

Trooper Douglas Cropper pulled over a Volkswagen Jetta about 6:15 a.m. Friday on the Fore River Bridge on Interstate 295 southbound in Portland after he spotted it traveling more than 15 mph over the speed limit. Cropper took the license and registration from the male driver – whom police would not identify because of health privacy laws – returned to his cruiser and wrote him a ticket.

 

When Cropper went back to the car with the ticket, the man’s head was tilted back, his mouth was open and he was unresponsive.

 

A cruiser camera video shows Cropper trying to wake up the man, then dragging him from the car onto the road, where he starts to massage the man’s chest.

 

“I thought he had nodded off. Then he started to turn blue from lack of oxygen,” Cropper said during a news conference at the Troop G state police barracks in Portland.

 

Cropper alerted a dispatcher that he needed a rescue crew and continued trying to resuscitate the man, who didn’t appear to have a pulse. As he was ministering to the man, who was lying on the pavement alongside his car, traffic whizzed by at highway speed.

 

Leon Chick, an emergency room nurse who was driving by, stopped and immediately started applying chest compressions. Cropper took over and soon afterward the man made a gurgling noise and Chick felt a pulse.

 

“I had my hand on his chest and his heart was pounding when he was coming around,” Cropper said. “His color started coming back a little bit. He was breathing a lot stronger on his own.”

 

Portland rescue workers arrived and took over the treatment. They administered Narcan, a medicine that reverses the effects of drugs such as heroin, and the man was able to walk on his own, though he was still dazed. Cropper is heard on the video saying: “Welcome back, buddy.”  The man was taken to a local hospital. 

 

Cropper said he spoke to the man later. The man admitted that he had taken heroin in the parking lot of a Dunkin’ Donuts before getting on the highway to go to his job. Cropper noted that the man was muscular, like a body-builder, had a job and a nice car.

 

But it was the second time this week he had overdosed and had to be resuscitated, Cropper said.  “This gentleman just overdosed three days ago,” Cropper said. “Portland dealt with him, he still had large scarring on his chest from where his friends were doing sternum rubs.”  “He said he needed a kick in the head,” Cropper recounted. “‘I said this is the kick you get.'”   Police found drug paraphernalia in the car, but so far the man has been issued only a traffic citation. He likely will face more charges later.

Cropper has done similar things in other high-profile incidents, most notably one in 2012, when he raced ahead of a car going the wrong way on I-295 in Portland. Cropper crashed his cruiser into the wrong-way driver, likely averting a more serious crash.

 

Earlier in 2012, Cropper received a commendation for recovering the victims of a double homicide in New Gloucester. With other officers, he retrieved the two bodies while risking gunfire. And in 2005, he chased a driver on I-295 at speeds up to 130 mph before arresting the driver.

 

Friday’s incident is another indication of the growing severity of the heroin addiction problem in Maine. Heroin has become inexpensive relative to prescription painkillers and has seen a resurgence as a drug of choice, police say.

 

Cropper said he was glad he pulled the man over when he did, possibly averting a high-speed crash that could have injured or killed another motorist.

 

“Who knows how much farther along the road he would have gone and started to overdose, drive off the road and killed himself – or even worse, crashed into someone else, some innocent person going to work?” he said.

 

 

 


 

Trooper Trevor J. Casper 
End of Watch 3/24/15

 

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the Kiel Chief of Police: Dave Funkhauser and the Wisconsin State Patrol for all of their kindness shown to the family.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.meiselwitzfh.com

 

The National Troopers Coalition would like to extend our deepest condolences to Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor J. Casper’s family along with the Brothers and Sisters of the Wisconsin Troopers Association.  

 

 

 

State Troopers from across the country attended the Funeral for Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor J. Casper. 

From the left are: Troopers from Pennsylvania, Oregon, Texas, Connecticut, S/Sgt. Eric C. Meybaum (H-Field Command) and Washington. 

 

 

 

 

On March 30, 2015, 27 different State Police Agencies paid their respects to their

Brother, Fallen Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor J. Casper.

 


 

Troopers from across the nation pay respects during Police Week

 

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