$10,000 SAFE COP REWARD
Morganville, NJ, FEBRUARY 22, 2019:
Executive Director Joseph Occhipinti announced the posting of the $10,000 Safe Cop Reward in connection with the armed assault and attempted murder of a Bluefield, Virginia Police Officer on February 16, 2019 during a vehicle stop.
According to the United States Marshals Service, Western District of Virginia the suspect who is presently a fugitive has been identified as 25-year-old Donquale M. Gray.
On February 17, 2019, Grey was formally charged with Attempted Capitol Murder of a law enforcement officer in Tazwell County. The Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force is presently conducting a manhunt for Gray whose present whereabouts are unknown.
Director Occhipinti stated “the American public will no longer tolerate the armed assaults and attempted assassinations of law enforcement officials. It is our fervent hope that the posting of this Safe Cop reward will bring to justice this coward who attempted to kill a cop who was simply doing his sworn duty”.
The posting of the $10,000 Safe Cop reward was predicated upon a formal request from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on February 22, 2019.
The Safe Cop program is a congressionally recognized law enforcement initiative of the National Police Defense Foundation (NPDF) that posts up a $10,000 cash reward for public information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person who shoots at a law enforcement officer, anywhere in the United States.
Any person having information relative to the present whereabouts of Donquale M. Gray, who is considered armed and dangerous, is advised to contact the local police, U.S. Marshal Service at 540-857-2230, or the National Police Defense Foundation at 888-SAFE COP.
The Safe Cop program was established in 1995 and has been instrumental in the arrest and conviction of several suspects involved in police related shooting nationwide.