Officer Ronald E. Freeman, III In Loving Memory

30 05 2012

BIOGRAPHY

Ronald E. Freeman, III, 36, of Clifton, entered into rest on May 28, 2012. Born in Westwood, he lived most of his life in Clifton.

Ronald was a Police Officer with the Passaic Police Department for the past 16 years and was a member of PBA Local #14. A parishioner of St. Andrew the Apostle RC Church, Clifton, Ronald was a member of the Clifton Moose Lodge # 657.

Devoted father of Ryan. Loving son of Ronald E., Jr. and Connie (Bonfiglio) Freeman of Clifton. Dear brother of Christopher and his wife Charise of Lanoka Harbor. Cherished grandson of Ron and Virginia Freeman, Pal and the late Fred Bonfiglio. Loving uncle of Kaitlyn and Brianna. Cherished love of Valerie Sanchez.

Funeral Friday 10 AM at the Shook Funeral Home, 639 Van Houten Ave., Clifton. Interment, Ascension Cemetery, Airmont, NY. Visiting Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to Christopher Freeman to be held in trust for Ryan Freeman’s Education Fund, would be greatly appreciated. http://www.ShookFH.com

VISITATION

Thursday May 31, 2012, 2-4 PM – 7-9 PM at Shook Funeral Home
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FUNERAL SERVICE

Friday June 1, 2012, 10 AM at Shook Funeral Home
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For more information or to donate, please click this link.

http://www.shookfh.com/sitemaker/sites/ShookF1/obit.cgi?user=644008FreemanIII&ref=nf

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Blizzard is dumping more then 2 feet of snow

27 12 2010

Passaic N.J- While crews have been fighting this blizzard all night. At times even getting stuck themselves or swiping other vehicles, much still needs to be done. The storm is expected to tapper off at about noon today. More then 2 feet of snow will have been dumped on Passaic County with estimates as high as 30 inches. The State Of Emergency stays in effect through out the morning rush hour. If you don’t need to go outside in this blizzard please stay off the roads.





Troopers, First Responders Struck By Police Cruisers On I-80 Due To Ice At Accident scene.

18 12 2008

Robert Sciarrino/The Star-Ledger A New Jersey State Police car hit by a tractor trailer truck is removed for the scene in Hope Township.A chain-reaction accident involving six vehicles on an icy stretch of Route 80 eastbound near Exit 12 in Hope Township sent 11 people, including four State Troopers, to the hospital with injuries and shut the highway for several hours this morning.

None of the injuries were considered life-threatening and all lanes were reopened by noon, said Sgt. Stephen Jones, a State Police spokesman. Cleanup of the crash continued this afternoon on the shoulder due a spill of about 300 gallons on diesel fuel a tractor trailer, Jones said.Robert Sciarrino/The Star-LedgerA New Jersey State Police car hit by a tractor trailer truck is removed for the scene in Hope Township.
Two State Police cruisers and a Hope Township fire truck were stopped on the side of Route 80 eastbound responding to a one-car accident involving a driver who skidded off the road from black ice, Jones said. As they were tending to the injured driver, Floyd Berger Jr. of Mt. Bethel, Pa., another car lost control on the ice, Jones said.

A pickup truck being driven by Olando Ramos, of East Stroudsburg, Pa., slid out of control and hit a tractor trailer being driven by Francis Goodrich, of West Virginia, Jones said. The tractor trailer jack-knifed and slammed into the parked emergency vehicles on the side of the road, Jones said.

The chain-reaction accident sent the two police cruisers into the crowd of four State Troopers, three firefighters and three EMTs who had responded to the initial accident, Jones said. Several of the emergency responders were struck, Jones said. Berger, the driver who originally skidded off the road, sustained additional injuries in the second crash, Jones said.

“Fortunately, none of the injuries seems serious,” said Jones. “All vehicles involved received moderate to significant damage and were towed. The troopers’ vehicles were totaled.”

All 11 people injured were taken to Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. The four State Police troopers injured were Richard Mandragon, Louis Crisafulli, Tara Cumbo and James Hamill, all of the Hope Township barracks, Jones said. The names of the injured emergency responders were not immediately available, Jones said. NJ.com





Update: 4-alarm blaze under control

16 12 2008

Firefighters are battling an intense blaze this morning at a meat market in Passaic.

The business — Procesadora De Carnes y Alimentos, a meat market — is located at 177 Passaic Street, at the corner with Market Street, police said.

The four-alarm blaze was reported at 6:33 a.m, said Passaic Fire Chief Patrick Trentacost. Ten to twelve employees were inside the shop when the fire broke out, Trentacost said. They were safely evacuated.

The business is wholesaler that sells meat to supermarkets and restaurants in New Jersey and Manhattan. It also does some walk-in business.

An investigation is not yet underway, but Trentacost said the fire appears to have started on the second floor, above a walk-in refrigerator. A formal investigation is expected to begin shortly.

Firefighters had to be pulled out after a short time because the flames were too intense. Heavy smoke poured from the building.

After the roof collapsed, firefighters switched to an exterior attack, dumping water onto the blaze from ladders above the building. Trentacost said there were concerns that the building would continue to collapse.

Three firefiighters were injured — one with an ear laceration — and treated at the scene.

Check back later for more information.





U.S. scientist in anthrax case reportedly kills himself

1 08 2008

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior U.S. government scientist who helped investigate a series of deadly anthrax attacks in 2001 has died from an apparent suicide, just as the Justice Department was about to charge him with carrying out the attacks, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday. The newspaper identified the man as Bruce Ivins, 62, and said he had worked for the last 18 years at government biodefence research laboratories in Maryland. It quoted people familiar with Ivins, his suspicious death and the FBI investigation.

 It said Ivins had been informed of his impending prosecution shortly before his death on Tuesday after swallowing a massive dose of pain killers.

The anthrax was sent through the mail to media organizations and politicians shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks. The attacks killed five people, crippled national mail service, shut down a Senate office building and spread fear of further terrorism.Viewed as a skilled microbiologist, Ivins helped the FBI analyze materials recovered from one of the anthrax-tainted envelopes sent to a U.S. senator’s office in Washington, the newspaper said.