It's with a heavy heart that the Wall Township K9 Unit announces the End of Watch for K9 Hades #13, 1:12am 7/4/2015 at Red Bank Animal Hospital.
K9 Hades was born March, 2002 in Czech, and imported to America by Ken Mathias of Orchard Knoll Kennel in 2004. He joined the Wall Twp. K9 Unit in 2005 at the completion of the Atlantic County K9 Academy patrol class and completed his training in 2006 at the NY/NJ Port Authority scent class for explosive detection.
K9 Hades served the Wall Twp. community since 2005, retired from patrol work in 2014 and scent work (explosive detection) in January 2015. Ironically K9 Hades survived bloat on 7/4/2013 exactly 2 years to the day of his passing, thanks to the incredible emergency staff at Red Bank Animal Hospital.
A couple of his career highlights were locating an armed and dangerous subject who had just injured their spouse and was in hiding , and another was locating a fire arm in the wreckage of a vehicle that was involved in a fatal accident after leading police on a high speed pursuit.
The most common question K9 handlers are asked is, where do the K9s live? In Wall Township, K9’s live with their handlers, becoming a part of the handler’s family. K9 Hades has been a beloved member of the Lister family for over 10 years, and the leader of his home “pack”, K9 Bowski #17 and K9 Titan #18. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Hades now joins his best girl, Rosie, our Aussie Shepherd who passed two years ago. They were inseparable here on earth and we’re confident she was the first to greet him at the Rainbow Bridge.
Congratulations to two of our good friends at Wall Police. Good luck and have a healthy and happy retirement, Detective Elio Scarpa #145 and Sgt. Pat Connor #117. Thank you for your service. ... See MoreSee Less
On Friday, June 26th, the Wall Township Police Department and Wall Township PBA #234 saw Sgt. Patrick Connor #117 and Det. Elio Scarpa #145 retire. The entire department/organization came together to give these two great co-workers, brothers, and friends a memorable and emotional farewell luncheon which saw them receive their shadow boxes, a resolution by Assemblyman Dave Rible, and Silver Life Card to the Wall Twp PBA. If the luncheon and presentations were not enough, both Pat and Elio signed off on the radio for the last time in the front parking lot of the police department in front of friends, family, and co-workers who were privileged to witness it. Good Luck in your future endeavors Pat and Elio. You will forever be a part of us.
Throwback to March of 2014 and the surveillance video from the deadly motel fire in Point Beach. Unbelievable video of the fire growth and rapid spread all from one cigarette. This is a great learning tool for civilians and firefighters. ... See MoreSee Less
Portions of the videotape capture the minutes before the fire broke out at the Mariner's Cove Motor Inn on Broadway on March 21 and shows how flames spread so quickly that authorities said patrons in nearby rooms had little chance of getting out.