” Jersey City is a strong and resilient community. ” Gov Murphy.

Jersey City, NJ: NJ Governor Phil Murphy reports 12.10.2019 –

We’re devastated by today’s mass shooting in Jersey City.

There are days that require us to stop and think about what it means to put on a uniform every day. Today is one of those days.

To the men and women of the Jersey City Police, New Jersey State Police, police from other Hudson County communities and bordering communities, NJ TRANSIT police, Port Authority police, NYPD, and our federal partners at the FBI and ATF – we’re deeply grateful for your service.

We mourn the loss of Officer Joseph Seals, a longtime and heralded member of the Jersey City Police Department, who gave his life in the line of duty and in the name of service to his community. Our condolences are with his wife and children.

We acknowledge the many students and educators who sheltered in fear through this afternoon, and the parents who worried about the safety of their children. Tonight, we should all hold our kids a little closer.

This is still an active investigation. We will leave it to law enforcement do their jobs and fill in the answers. Based on everything we know now, there are no ongoing threats to public safety that have any connections to today’s events.

Jersey City is a strong and resilient community. Tomorrow is a new day. It is a day when we will think to those lost, and in their names, we will think of how we can ensure that this doesn’t ever happen again — in Jersey City, or in any community in our proud state.


Statement by Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

The situation in Jersey City remains fluid and we are working closely with our local, county, state, and federal partners to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Please keep the officers of the Jersey City Police Department in your thoughts and prayers as they work to resolve the situation. We remain, as always, extraordinarily grateful for their service and their sacrifice.