Probation Association of New Jersey

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In Memoriam

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Richard Fulham.

Richard Fulham
Toms River, NJ

Richard Francis Fulham, 80, of Toms River, NJ, died on September 17, 2012, after a lifetime of service. Born on April 25, 1932, in New Brunswick, NJ, he resided in South River, NJ, and Toms River, NJ, for most of his life. Rich served in the Army from 1950-1953 as a sergeant with the 3rd Infantry Division. He fought in the Korean War from 1950-51, earning a Bronze Star and New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal.

After serving his country in the Army, he returned to his hometown of South River, NJ, to serve his community - volunteering as a member of the South River Fire Department and Rescue Squad. After working for a short time at DuPont, he became a South River Police Officer, rising through the ranks and retiring in 1988 as Captain. Never one to sit still, Rich "unretired" in 1989 and began a second career working as an Agent for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office in Toms River, where he moved in 1990. He served four County Prosecutors as a member of the Traffic Bureau, the Fatal Accident Unit and the Community Relations office. Rich also served as a Security Officer for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. He was awarded the Silver Star for Bravery from the American Police Hall of Fame. He was a former member of the American Legion, VFW and State PBA.

Predeceased by his parents, Patrick and Mary Fulham; and a brother, Patrick, Rich is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Cynthia Polgar Doll Fulham; two sisters, Marion Rebeck (Bob) and Joan Zuczek; four daughters, Susan Crater (Billy), Bonnie Fulham (Mariann), Kathleen Agheli (Modjy) and Diane Blaszka (Rob); and two stepsons, William Doll (Dorisann) and Kevin Doll (Coretta). He was the beloved grandfather of nine: Richard Fulham; Gavin and Brandon Blaszka; Chase Agheli; Katie Crater; William, Joshua and Marley Doll; and Chandler Jackson. He was the cherished uncle of Patricia Bendorf (Craig), Sharon Witkowski (James), Beth Ann Zuczek Coffman (Glenn), and a warmly loved and respected friend and family member to many. Richard will be well remembered for his desire to serve and help his fellow man, as well as his kind heart. A private ceremony was held for family through Carmona-Bolen Home for Funerals in Toms River. Donations or volunteer services in Rich's memory are encouraged to the organization of your choice.

Published in Home News Tribune & Asbury Park Press on September 23, 2012

Officer Moses Walker Jr.

Officer Moses Walker Jr.
Philadelphia, Pa.

Badge # Not available
Cause: Gunfire
Incident Date: Monday, August 20, 2012 : Gun

Officer Moses Walker Jr., 40, was shot several times around 6 a.m. about four blocks from his station in north Philadelphia, police said. He wasn't wearing a uniform. The 19-year-veteran, who was unmarried and had no children, was pronounced dead at a hospital in a city where on average nearly one person has been slain every day this year.
Probation / Parole Officer Jeffrey McCoy.

Probation / Parole Officer Jeffrey McCoy
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Age: 32

Badge # Not available
Cause: Gunfire
Incident Date: 5/18/2012
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Suspect: Charged with murder

Probation / Parole Officer Jeffrey McCoy was shot and killed while performing a pre-release supervision check at a home on Maple Drive in Midwest City, Oklahoma. A male subject who lived at the home, but who was not the focus of Officer McCoy's visit, answered the door and immediately pushed Officer McCoy off of the front porch. The man then attacked him and was able to gain control of his service weapon during the ensuing struggle. The subject shot Officer McCoy at least once before fleeing back into his home. The man fired at officers from the Midwest City Police Department as they arrived at the scene. He was taken into custody moments later after he exited the home again. Officer McCoy had served with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for seven years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
OFFICER BRAD JONES.

OFFICER BRAD JONES
GLENDALE POLICE DEPT., ARIZONA
AGE: 27

Badge # Not available
Cause: Gunfire
Incident Date: 10/29/2011

Police Officer Brad Jones was shot and killed while assisting a probation officer during a meeting with a parolee at an apartment complex near the intersection of North 75th and West Glendale Avenues.
When Officer Jones arrived he made contact with the subject in the parking lot. The man suddenly produced a handgun and opened fire, wounding Officer Jones. He then stole Officer Jones' patrol car and fled the scene.
Despite his wounds, Officer Jones was able to radio for assistance and alert other officers to the shooting. Responding officers pursued the suspect until he crashed on West Glendale Avenue. The man attempted to flee, but exchanged gunfire with the officers and was critically wounded.
Officer Jones was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix where he died from his injuries at approximately 1:00 am. Officer Jones had served with the Glendale Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

OFFICER CHRISTOPHER A. MATLOSZ.

OFFICER CHRISTOPHER A. MATLOSZ
LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPT.
AGE: 27 MANCHESTER TWP.

Badge # Not available Cause: Gunfire
Incident Date: 1/14/2011
Suspect: Charged with murder


OFFICER CHRISTOPHER A. MATLOSZ, was shot and killed by a man he had stopped to talk to on August Drive at approximately 4:00 pm. Officer Matlosz was on patrol when he stopped his patrol car to speak with a man walking along the road. As they spoke, the male took one step back, drew a handgun and shot Officer Matlosz three times, killing him. The suspect immediately fled the scene. He was arrested in Camden by members of the New Jersey State Police and United States Marshals Service 38 hours after the shooting when investigators received a tip on his whereabouts. Officer Matlosz had served with the Lakewood Police Department for five years. He had previously served with the Englishtown Police Department for two years and had also served as a special police officer with the Freehold Township Police Department, Long Branch Police Department, and Manasquan Police Department.

Officer Chris Matlosz Prayer Card
TROOPER MARC K. CASTELLANO.

TROOPER MARC K. CASTELLANO
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE
AGE: 29 HOWELL

TROOPER MARC K. CASTELLANO, of the 136th Class, September 24th, 2004. Marc suffered severe injuries after being struck by a motor vehicle while establishing a perimeter in pursuit of an alleged armed suspect. Marc succumbed to his injuries at Jersey Shore Univ. Med. Ctr, Neptune, NJ. Marc is survived by a wife and two small children.

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DENNIS R. MARTIN.

DENNIS R. MARTIN
CEP Court Chief
AGE: 68 BENSALEM

DENNIS R. MARTIN died on April 8, 2010, age 68 years. Born in Milwaukee, WI. He was a longtime Bensalem,PA resident. Dennis was an active choir member at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church and was the loving father of Douglas and Marisa Martin. Dennis began his correctional career in 1971 with the Philadelphia Adult Probation Department. In 1984, he joined the Probation Services Division of the Administrative Office of the New Jersey Courts, where he developed and led the Comprehensive Enforcement Program, a highly successful and innovative initiative that significantly increased collection of restitution, fines and fees. The CEP was recognized by the Council of State Governments with an Innovations Award in 1996. Dennis was a long time supporter of PANJ and served for many years on the PANJ-AOC Health and Safety Committee where he recommended to management several positive measures to assist PANJ members throughout the State . He will be greatly missed by many of us in PANJ and at AOC.

JOHN WARMS.

JOHN WARMS
AGE: 71 HILLSBOROUGH

JOHN WARMS died Saturday, June 13, 2009 at the age of 71. Born and raised in Newark, Mr. Warms was a resident of Skillman for 36 years. John graduated from Carteret Academy, Montclair State College and earned a master's degree from Seton Hall University. Prior to his 32-year career with the New Jersey Education Association as a field representative, negotiator and teacher rights case manager, he was a teacher at Winfield Park and Piscataway school systems. John helped develop special national projects such as "Read Across America" with the National Education Association. He also served on the N.J. State Committee that established Drug Free School Zones. He was an active member of NJEA and NEA professional associations. He helped to establish the Paul Demetrious Fund. He and others established the National Staff Organization and served as it's president for 25 years. John received many awards, most importantly the ACLU Roger Baldwin Civil Liberties Award. Following retirement, John was a vice-president of Teachscape, a professional development company for teachers. He also represented New Jersey Probation Officers and served as a legal consultant for the Klausner Hunter law firm.