Monday, January 14, 2013
Around Ocean County and beyond, community members remember Christopher Matlosz
Many in Ocean and Monmouth counties are excepted today to remember a local police officer – a hero and a friend to many – who died two years ago while serving his community. Christopher Matlosz, a Lakewood police officer, was killed at age 27 during a Jan. 14, 2011, patrol. He was gunned down by Jahmell Crockam, then 19, who was eventually convicted in connection with the crime. Matlosz was shot three times while seated in his patrol car, by Crockam, a Lakewood resident. Authorities searched for two days until the suspect was captured in a Camden apartment by a high-risk entry team. The community has not forgotten Matlosz, as evidenced by the many honors and remembrances held for him in 2011 and 2012. Among them: In May, Matlosz' name was …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The former Englishtown Police Officer was killed in the line of duty on January 14, 2011 in Lakewood.
The Englishtown Borough Council introduced and adopted a resolution last week naming Jan. 14 “Christopher Matlosz Remembrance Day” in honor of Christopher Matlosz, a former Englishtown Borough Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty in Lakewood two years ago. Matlosz was a full time police officer for Englishtown between 2004 and 2006, when he left Englishtown to join the Lakewood Police Department. Matlosz was killed on January 14, 2011 by Jahmell Crockam during a routine traffic stop. Crockam was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison with no parole. “Christopher Matlosz’s service to the Borough of Englishtown was given with such dedication and devotion that he has earned the respect, admiration and friendship of …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Ceremony commemorating murdered officer took place on the anniversary of his joining the Englishtown Police Department.
Christopher Matlosz left his mark on the residents he served as member of the Englishtown Police Department. Now, his name will have a permanent place on the town map. The borough dedicated Matlosz Court in honor of the former Englishtown police officer who was gunned down in the line of duty in Lakewood in January 2011. The road, located off of South Main Street, was renamed Matloscz Court in September and was officially dedicated on Sunday, Oct. 28 in honor of Matloscz’s anniversary joining the Englishtown Police Department. “During his time here, Chris made lasting friendships, not only with his brothers on the force but with residents and business owners alike,” Lt. Peter Cooke said. “Chris understood our philosophy to work hard and …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Matlosz Court has been named in honor of Officer Christopher Matlosz, a former Englishtown police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2011.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Jahmell Crockam, sentenced to life in prison in the murder of Lakewood police officer Christopher Matlosz, has been indicted in the October 2010 killing of Justin Williams
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Friday, September 28, 2012
Nearly two years after Justin Williams was killed and his body left on a Lakewood street, three men have been indicted in connection with his murder, including the man convicted for the killing of Lakewood police officer Christopher Matlosz. Jahmell W. Crockham, 21, who was sentenced in February to life in prison after he was convicted of murdering Matlosz, was indicted Thursday by an Ocean County grand jury on one count of first-degree murder, and second-degree counts of unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, in the shooting death of Williams. In addition, Crockam and Calvin R. Presley of Jackson and Darius Jamal Johnson, 22, of Howell have been indicted on a count of conspiracy to hinder …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Matlosz Court became an official street of Englishtown on Thursday, Sept. 6.
The Englishtown Mayor and Council have officially named a new Borough street Matlosz Court in honor of Christopher Matlosz, a former Englishtown police officer who was killed last year while on duty in Lakewood. The newly constructed neighborhood is directly off of South Main Street across from the Englishtown Fire Department. Matlosz, 27, was shot and killed in a gang-associated ritual by Jahmell Crockam in January 2011. Crockam, a Manchester resident, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of the Matlosz this past March. A beloved member of the Englishtown Police Department, Matlosz served the Borough for almost two years between October 2004 until August 2006 when he joined the Lakewood police force. When the …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Jahmell Crockam, the man convicted of murdering Lakewood police Officer Cristopher Matlosz, was also sentenced on weapons charges
Jahmell Crockam, the man convicted of murdering Lakewood police Officer Christopher Matlosz, a former Englishtown cop, was sentenced at the Ocean County Justice Complex on Thursday to life without parole. Crockam showed no emotion when Superior Court Judge Wendel E. Daniels announced the sentence. Matlosz's fiance, Kelly Walsifer, appeared composed as she read a statement to the court before the sentencing. Now should be the time for celebration, Walsifer said, as she was supposed to marry Matlosz next month, on April 21. "That's what I should be thinking about — our wedding," said Walsifer, who attended the sentencing despite battling a cold. "The defendant stole that from us." "Mr. Crockam was luckier than Chris. He had the opportunity …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Prosecution witnesses took the stand in the murder trial of former Englishtown police officer Christopher Matlosz
A prosecution witness placed Jahmell Crockam at the scene of a Lakewood police officer and former Englishtown police officer's death during the first day of testimony at the 20-year-old's murder trial Wednesday afternoon. But the defense questioned why Aaron Pitter, who was clearing ice from the sidewalk in front of his August Drive home — about 60 feet from where the shooting of officer Christopher Matlosz occured — had never identified Crockam as the man he saw when presented with a photo lineup last year. "Because you're here in the courtroom, in living color, that makes the difference?" asked defense attorney Mark Fury during the Ocean County Superior Court proceedings, to which Pitter responded affirmatively. Leading up to the trial…
Monday, January 16, 2012
Matlosz began working as an Englishtown Police Officer before becoming a policeman in Lakewood.
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Monday, January 16, 2012
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Jury selection in the murder trial will begin early next year
The trial of the man accused of killing a Lakewood police officer in January will begin early next year, according to Deputy Chief Michael Mohel of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. Mohel said that jury selection in the trial of Jahmell Crockam, the 19-year-old Lakewood man accused of killing Lakewood police officer Christopher Matlosz, 27, of Manchester, will begin the week of January 16, 2012. Crockam, also known as "Sav," allegedly shot the officer on Jan. 14 during what authorities described as a routine stop in Lakewood. The suspect was captured in a Camden apartment by a high-risk entry team two days later. In addition to the police officer murder charge, Crockam and another Lakewood resident, Darius Johnson, also known as "Money…