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US Tunnel to Towers to pay off mortgage for family of Jersey City police detective killed in attack

09:50  14 december  2019
09:50  14 december  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Friday, December 13, 2019. Frank Siller CEO , Tunnel 2 Towers .org and Justin Smith, Jersey City firefighter and cousin of Jersey City police Detective Joseph Seals speak at a press conference at City Hall, where Siller announced that the foundation will pay of the Seals family 's mortgage .

Mayor Jersey City Steven Fulop called Seals "one of the best police officers" in a news conference on Friday. He said the day Seals was killed , the In an effort to honor Seals and help ease the pain of his family -- a wife and five children -- Frank Siller, the president of the nonprofit Tunnels to Towers

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation said Friday it would pay off the mortgage of an officer slain in the Jersey City attack this week.

Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals left behind a wife and five children after being gunned down in a cemetery during a shootout Tuesday between police and two suspects that stretched over several hours.

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10 hours ago. Tunnel to Towers Foundation pays off mortgage of Idaho solider killed in August Slain Mandeville Police Captain’s mortgage paid by 9/11 foundation Support the families of first responders killed in the line of duty by helping the Foundation pay off their remaining mortgage .

A fundraising organization is asking for donations to help pay off the mortgage of slain Texas police officer Cpl. Now, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation is trying to help Espericueta's family , which Espericueta, the department's first officer to be killed in the line of duty in more than 40 years, will be

Seals, 40, was among six people who were killed, including three bystanders and two suspects.

After shooting Seals, the suspects gunned down three more people at a Jewish market.

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Officials said the suspects had likely been planning to kill far more people.

"Everything about it is consistent, that they did not intend to harm only four people -- that they had a larger plan," Jersey City Director of Public Safety James Shea told reporters Friday. “Based on what we know now, the amount of guns, the amount of ammunition, the fact that they had explosive devices -- we would have to assume they planned to do a lot more damage than we allowed them to do."

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Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals’ wife will have one less thing to worry about as she deals with the loss of her husband, a father of five. The mortgage on their North Arlington home will be paid off by The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The charity will hold a press conference

JERSEY CITY , New Jersey (WABC) -- The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced Friday it will pay off the mortgage of the police He came out of Jersey City 's South District, one of the busiest police precincts in the state. He was promoted to detective in November of 2017 and was

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Authorities said the shootout might have been started by Seals trying to stop an incident involving illegal guns when he was shot down by gunfire that erupted near the cemetery. Seals worked out of the Cease Fire Unit, which is tasked with getting illegal guns off the street.

“He [probably] is responsible for more guns being removed from the streets than any,” Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted. “He was an officer that loved JC [Jersey City], was involved in the city, and one that everyone knew regardless of their precinct.”

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A funeral mass will be held for Seals on Tuesday in Jersey City.

Grieving officers gather at funeral for slain Jersey City detective .
Det. Joseph Seals, a married father of five, was the first person to be killed in the Dec. 10 gun battle.Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said police departments from surrounding towns have offered to help patrol Jersey City on Tuesday so Det. Joseph Seals' colleagues can attend his funeral.

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