Jersey Troopers II chronicles the continuing patrol of the New Jersey State Police and its preeminent Outfit of Jersey Troopers. The first sequel to Leo J. Coakley's original Jersey Troopers - A Fifty Year History of the New Jersey State Police, Jersey Troopers II recounts the second era of the New Jersey State Police, an era fraught with an evolution of social change and unparalleled technological advancements.
Jersey Troopers II encompasses a thirty-fi ve-year period, from 1971 to 2006, articulated through the actions and deeds of Jersey Troopers. During this period, they faced a multitude of progressive services and advancement while trying to hold true to the steadfast traditions that earned the New Jersey State Police the title of being "The Best of the Best."
This is an in-depth record of many noteworthy cases and events that impacted Jersey Troopers during a time fi lled with intrigue and passion that revolved around an ever-changing world harboring a soaring criminal element and fanatical terrorism. It was a time marked by tragic losses and hostilities, when diversified services and progressive leadership brought a once rural state constabulary into the 21st Century as a model of modern policing.
These are the real stories of Jersey Troopers told by a Jersey Trooper!