READY TO ROLL AT PATERSON RIVERSIDE STATION - PHOTO BY DR. THOMAS DAYSPRING

READY TO ROLL AT PATERSON RIVERSIDE STATION - PHOTO BY DR. THOMAS DAYSPRING

Friday, May 2, 2014

SNIPER DEATH

Riot street scene

Capt. Moran

During the  Newark riots of 1967, Captain Michael F. Moran of the Newark Fire Department was shot and killed by sniper as he climbed an aerial ladder. He was the father of six children. Moran and his crew from Truck Co. 11 were investigating an alarm 
on Central Avenue near Presbyterian Hospital on July 15 when shots rang out from the roof of a bank. The six days of rioting in Newark left 26 dead and hundreds injured.