After being shot while on duty back in March, a Deptford Township police officer passed away.
Officer Robert “Bobby” Shisler, 27, passed unexpectedly on Sunday at the hospital, Action News has discovered.
In a Facebook post, the Deptford Township Police Department announced the officer’s demise and offered their sympathies.
The following statement was also made regarding the officer’s passing by Attorney General Matthew Platkin:
“It is with great sorrow that I extend my deepest condolences to the mourning family, friends, and colleagues of Deptford Township Police Officer Robert “Bobby” Shisler, who lost his fight for survival today. His passing in the line-of-duty illustrates the risks facing law enforcement, and how every day when they put on the uniform, New Jersey’s police officers also put their lives on the line to make their communities safer. I am grateful for the service and sacrifice of Officer Shisler and police officers across our state, and saddened by this tragic loss. Please keep the Deptford Township Police and Officer Shisler’s family in your prayers. End of Watch: May 7, 2023.”
Community Pays Tribute to Fallen New Jersey Police Officer with Parade and Ceremonial Procession
On Sunday evening, a parade was organized in honor of the deceased New Jersey police officer in front of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in University City.
As the officer was ceremoniously brought to the medical examiner’s office at the Philadelphia Public Services Building on North Broad Street, Deptford Township police and friends, and family stood in support.
The officer’s body was removed from the hospital where he died away and covered in a police flag, putting the community’s sadness and loss on full display.
According to the authorities, the shooting initially took place on March 10 at 12:38 p.m. as Officer Shisler was conducting a pedestrian stop on Delsea Drive in Deptford Township.
Authorities claim that Officer Shisler eventually chased the person on foot, and a scuffle then took place.
Then there was a burst of gunfire along Doman Avenue. According to the authorities, the pedestrian, 24-year-old Mitchell Negron Jr., and Officer Shisler were both hit by a gunshot.
At the scene, Negron was pronounced deceased.
Sources claim that before Officer Shisler was driven to Cooper Medical Center in a patrol cruiser, another officer applied a tourniquet.
A Taurus.38 special revolver, which was not the officer’s service weapon, was reportedly found at the site, according to officials.
Shisler was a four-year veteran serving in the Patrol Division’s Platoon B.
Representative Donald Norcross (D-NJ) of New Jersey issued the following statement:
“Officer Shisler was a dedicated public servant who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty for Deptford township, where he was born and raised. He served and protected his community with honor and integrity, and he made Deptford a better and safer place for everyone. We must never forget Officer Shisler’s service and sacrifice, and we will remember him as the hero that he is. I am keeping his family, friends, fellow law enforcement officers, and the entire Deptford community in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
Funeral plans for the cop are still unknown.
A Tweet Below Posted by NYPD NEWW “Condolences for Fallen Police Officer Robert Shisler of Deptford Township Police Department in New Jersey”:
We offer our deepest condolences to the friends, family, and co-workers of Police Officer Robert Shisler of the Deptford Township Police Department in New Jersey. Officer Shisler succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained on March 10, 2023. pic.twitter.com/ggheNfCksB
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) May 8, 2023
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