HUDSON COUNTY -- Bayonne Mayor Mark A. Smith commended Bayonne Police Officer James Wade this week for work that led to the arrest of two homicide suspects.
On July 4, Wade observed a young man who fit a description of a person of interest wanted in a homicide case that had occurred days earlier in Union City.
Wade recognized the suspect from a police surveillance photo. At the time, Wade was on a detail with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Rapid Deployment Force (RDF). Under a reciprocal agreement with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Bayonne police officers have the opportunity to volunteer for assignments with the RDF. Wade has done work with the RDF over a four-year period.
On July 4, Wade’s detail was involved in crowd control activities in Weehawken where onlookers were watching the Macy’s fireworks display.
"Officer Wade has done outstanding police work," Smith said. "He was on the alert, watching out for the safety of Hudson County residents. I would like to congratulate him on remembering the image of one the suspects from the photo, and then being able to pick the suspect out in the large crowd on July 4.”
Bayonne Police Chief Robert Kubert also commended Wade. “I would like to commend Officer Wade for his exemplary police work. He always takes his assignments to heart, and does his best, no matter what the task is.”