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Officer Out of Coma as Manhunt Continues

Officer Out of Coma as Manhunt Continues

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February 02, 2010

The Fairfield police officer shot on Saturday is “in and out” of consciousness after emerging from a medically induced coma, said acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino.

Officer Gerald Veneziano, 26, is a three-year veteran of the department and remains in critical but stable condition. He was shot multiple times in the torso and chest.

“He’s due to have additional surgery. We’re waiting until he becomes better and stronger,” Laurino said.

The manhunt continues for the shooters. Veneziano was able to identify the getaway car with pen and paper, according to sources reached by the Star-Ledger. However, Fairfield Deputy Police Chief Steven Gutkin said the vehicle’s license plate number was not reported during the incident.

Authorities have refused to publicly say why Veneziano became suspicious of the vehicle that contained the two shooters.

“This is an open and fluid investigation. We’re following up on all leads,” Laurino said.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11220 Comments

    Get well soon, Officer Veneziano !! It's just a matter of time before the shooters are caught .....

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    Talon

    over 4 years ago

    638 Comments

    Your assailants will be caught, brother ... good speed with your recovery!

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    DirtyDan

    over 4 years ago

    234 Comments

    Officer Veneziano is a true warrior. I hope they catch all the people involved.

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    Robocop33

    over 4 years ago

    14636 Comments

    Prayers go out to Officer Veneziano and his family and friends. Speedy recovery my brother and I pray that we find these bast@rds quickly and that they give the Officer a reason to shoot and kill them. Question is, reports say he was struck in the torso and chest, was he not wearing a vest or was it not capable of stopping these rounds?

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Sorry to hear about your injuries my friend. Good job thinking things through in a crunch and getting the vehicle info. Go get those bastards. Chase 'em down guys.

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    FireDad

    over 4 years ago

    7352 Comments

    My prayers go out to this Officer for a speedy recovery. I also pray that his fellow Officers and his family will be strong and supportive as he revocers..

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    PRAYING FOR A FULL AND SPEEDY RECOVERY

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    dolphinblue

    over 4 years ago

    42984 Comments

    Prayers for continued strength and recovery.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Get well soon. Prompt and speedy recovery.
    Good job by the Fairfield Police in no releasing details about the investigation.
    Don't give the scum bag any clue to what you know or you don't.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Get better fast brother! Way to be strong!

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    Irishcop1961

    over 4 years ago

    50950 Comments

    Prayers for a speedy recovery brother. We looking high and low for the car and the two POS.

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