Response to officer’s shooting focus of Atlantic City Police Foundation Hero Luncheon

An Atlantic City officer shot last year and the partner who took out one attacker will be honored at a luncheon next month.
The Atlantic City Police Foundation’s second Hero Luncheon will honor Officers Josh Vadell and Thomas McCabe for their actions Sept. 3, 2016.
Vadell was shot in the head as he and McCabe got out of their vehicles to stop an armed robbery.

Tickets can be order via the Atlantic City Police Foundation’s Web site. They are $50 for current and former members of the public safety community and $75 for everyone else. More information is also available here.


With his partner down, McCabe returned fire, fatally wounding the shooter.
Vadell has worked hard at his ongoing recovery, and recently retired from the force.
The Oct. 13 luncheon at the Atlantic City Palm will also honor other law enforcement for their actions following the attack, including New Jersey State Police Lt. Col. Ray Guidetti, then-acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton, Chief of Detectives Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Daren Dooley, FBI Supervisory Special William Hyland, and Dr. Jorge Eller and the AtlantiCare Trauma Team.
Proceeds from the luncheon will be used for non-budgeted programs and equipment of the Atlantic City Police Department.
Limited tickets are available by clicking here. They are$50 for active or retired members of the public safety community or $75 for all others.
The Atlantic City Police Foundation was established in 2014 by current and former police officers and community leaders to improve public safety in Atlantic City by assisting in funding worthwhile programs, initiatives, training and equipment that couldn’t be covered under the city’s strained finances.
Foundation presented the Atlantic City Police Department with 47 rifle resistant bulletproof vests designed to provide first responders protection against rifle rounds and vest mounted tourniquets, purchased 100 self-aid kits presented to the Police Department, acquired bicycles, bike equipment, uniforms and racks to support the ACPD’s Park and Ride Program, helped equip the Police Surveillance Center with monitors, furnishings and necessary equipment, helped equip the Police Press Room, purchased orthopedic beds for all current and retired ACPD K-9’s, paid for the printing of the Atlantic City Merchants Guide and continuously supported various community policing initiatives of the Police Department, PAL and the Police Explorers.