Detective Joseph Seals, the police officer killed in the Jersey City shootout on Tuesday, was a married father of five.
He joined the police department in 2006 and was promoted in 2007 to Detective.
“He was our leading police officer in removing guns from the street.Dozens and dozens of handguns he's responsible for removing from the street,” Police Chief Michael Kelly said.
Jersey City schools will have a delayed opening this morning, after students weren’t released until well after normal dismissal time yesterday.
Police patrols have been increased in Jersey City after the shooting and also in New York City.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said there’s no specific or credible threat against the city, but he’s directed the NYPD to be on a state of high alert. He says police assets have been redeployed to protect key locations in the Jewish community.
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