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UPDATE: Officer Dies in South Jersey Shooting

Deptford Township

By: Richard L. Smith 

The Deptford Township Police Department has released the following regarding one of their officers injured during a shooting in March: 

“It is with deep sadness we advise that earlier today, Deptford Police Officer Robert Shisler succumbed to the injuries he suffered in the March 10, 2023, shooting incident.

Officer Shisler dedicated his life to the service of the residents of Deptford Township.

He helped ensure the safety of our community where he was born, raised, lived, and worked. Today, the Deptford Township Police Department, along with the Mayor and Council, morn the loss of one of our own who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

Our deepest sympathies are with the Shisler family during this difficult time of grief.

Though nothing can take away the pain of his passing, Bobby's incredible strength and bravery will be an unforgettable example of being Deptford Strong.

He was the best of ALL of us.

We want to thank the Deptford community for the tremendous outpouring of support. The last few weeks have been extremely difficult and your constant acts of kindness have helped in these challenging times.

It is so good to see our community join the ranks supporting Officer Shisler, his family, and the Deptford Police Department.

We also want to thank the Gloucester and Camden County law enforcement community, along with the NJ. 

We appreciate all you have done to ensure the safety of our community Officer Shisler will always be remembered for his dedication and his commitment to the residents of this great community.

We are grateful for his service. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.