The press release was simple yet significant. Here's a portion:
The Jackson Police Department would like to
congratulate and welcome Police Officers William Salhanick, Ryan
Donnelly and Justin Brugnoli to the agency. The officers have been
hired from the RICE list, which is comprised of laid off police
officers in New Jersey.
Jackson had three openings and filled all three with officers who had
been laid off from other departments.
Why can't this be the norm?
How can agency heads look at themselves in the mirror when they are
hiring and not even giving laid off, fellow, brother officers so much as
We'll stop here before this becomes a rant instead of a positive
piece about Chief Matthew Kunz and the Jackson Police Department.
Jackson wasn't the first to hire laid off guys and all who have done so
deserve credit. We recognize them now because it's been four years
since the economic collapse began, and some departments have forgotten
about our laid off brethren.
NJLawman.com recognizes Chief Matthew Kunz and the Jackson Police