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Jersey City Shootout

3 Officers Promoted for Heroism During Jersey City Shooting

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  • Three police officers who have been credited with preventing further bloodshed during last month's fatal attack on a kosher market in Jersey City were promoted
  • Mayor Steven Fulop appointed Officers Kendric Jackson, Mariela Fernandez and Raymond Sanchez to the rank of detective
  • Sanchez and Fernandez were among the first to respond after David Anderson and Francine Graham stormed the market and killed three people in an anti-Semitic attack

Three police officers who have been credited with preventing further bloodshed during last month's fatal attack on a kosher market in Jersey City were promoted.

Mayor Steven Fulop is appointed Officers Kendric Jackson, Mariela Fernandez and Raymond Sanchez to the rank of detective at a ceremony at City Hall on Wednesday.

Sanchez and Fernandez were among the first to respond after David Anderson and Francine Graham stormed the market and killed three people in an anti-Semitic attack.

Sanchez was shot in the shoulder that day. His partner, Daphne Moore, said that she was proud of Sanchez and recounted that "it was probably the scariest day since I've known him."

Jackson was also shot in the hand. His father, David Davila, beamed with pride.

" He’s going to do great things. He’s going to save more lives. I know it, I feel it, that kind of kid," he said.

Sgt. Marjorie Jordan, who pulled Sanchez to safety, was also recognized Wednesday.

Anderson and Graham died after a lengthy shootout with police. Before attacking the market, they shot and killed Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals in what authorities have said was a chance encounter in a cemetery about a mile from the store.

Investigators found several weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and found a pipe bomb in the van driven by Anderson and Graham.

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