Newark in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Joseph A. Pocchio
Essex County Police Officer
Joseph A. Pocchio
August 23, 1949 – August 4, 1979
Killed in the line of duty
safeguarding the lives
of Essex County citizens
Erected by County of Essex.
Location. 40° 45.863′ N, 74° 10.739′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Christopher Columbus Drive and Bloomfield Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Christopher Columbus Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located in Branch Brook Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stephen N. Adubato, Sr. Sports Complex (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Hayes Ward Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forest Hill (approx. half a mile away); Dewey Joseph Sherbo, III (approx. half a mile away); Branch Brook Park Historic Site (approx. half a mile away); Branch Brook Park (approx. half a mile away); Mount Pleasant Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Belleville Avenue Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Officer Pocchio was shot and killed after he stopped a suspected stolen vehicle inside of Branch's Brook Park in Newark. Before he could exit his vehicle, the suspect opened fire, killing Officer Pocchio.
— Submitted February 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.