Maplewood Police and Fire

Maplewood Posthumously Honors Oliver Jackson, Town’s First African-American Police Officer

The Maplewood Township Committee honored the life and service of former Officer Oliver Jackson, Jr. the Police Department’s first African-American police officer, at its meeting on January 7, 2020. Jackson passed away on November 20, 2019 at the age of 77.

Mayor Frank McGehee, who called Jackson a “trailblazer,” read the . . .

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