Gloucester County's Police Unity Tour team, which includes two West Deptford officers, will host a beef and beer comedy night on Friday to raise money for their ride.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Wendy Rooney's language arts class got a visit from Det. Cpl. Richard Henry to round out their reading unit on mysteries. Crime solving creates critical thinkers, she says.
Ne'er-do-wells in West Deptford, beware: Wendy Rooney's sixth-grade class (Team 6B at West Deptford Middle School) is just itching for a new case to crack. Together with her teaching partner, Nicole Hopkins, Rooney created a mystery unit that is designed to be a gateway to deeper, higher-skilled reading and critical thinking. That unit was supplemented by an in-school visit from West Deptford Det. Cpl. Richard Henry on Friday. It's the perfect exercise for plastic, young minds, she said. "We use higher-level reading skills," Rooney said. "The intention is to make them more creative thinkers, and kids love mysteries." "Our teacher gives us the cases and we try to solve them," said Connor Woods, 11. Woods showed off his case folder, which …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Gearing up for the Police Unity Tour, John Craig and Richard Henry need the community's support to honor officers who died in the line of duty.
Two of West Deptford’s finest are preparing to honor their fallen comrades with a bike tour across the country—and you can help them reach their goals. With more than 200 participants in South and Central Jersey alone, the Police Unity Tour, “the ride for those who died,” raises awareness of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. But the ride is only one component—participants also raise money for the cause, leading up to the tour in May. As West Deptford Police Department’s Investigator John Craig and Det. Cpl. Rich Henry prepare for their first tour, they’re also planning fundraising events. The big one is a social on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Schileens Pub in Westville. Tickets, available in advance or at the…