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Hero Down: Jersey City PD Detective Amy Hulings Found Dead At Home

A 19-year veteran of the Jersey City Police Department died on Sunday.

Jersey City, NJ – Jersey City Police Detective Amy Hulings was found dead in her apartment on Sunday, a police union spokesman said.

Investigators said that Det. Hulings’ death was not considered suspicious, but provided no other details, NJ.com reported.

We all knew Detective Amy Hulings in different ways and have our own special memories,” Jersey City Police Detective’s Benevolent Association president Detective Ed Dolan said in a Facebook post on Monday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with [the] Hulings family.”

Det. Hulings joined the Jersey City Police Department in 1999, and was named “Irish Police Officer of the Year” in 2012, the Jersey City Patch reported.

She came from a family who devoted their lives to public service.

Her father, Jersey City Fire Department Captain Michael Hulings, passed away in 2001, while her mother, Maureen, currently serves on the city’s Municipal Utilities Authority board of commissioners, NJ.com reported.

Det. Hulings’ brother, who was not named, is a Jersey City PD lieutenant.

Many offered their heartfelt condolences on social media as news of the veteran detective’s passing spread.

“I'm [shocked] to see this,” Kipster Shy wrote. “Amy and I were bunk mates in the Academy at NJ State Police Sea Girt NJ! We helped each other when needed. My sincere condolences to Amy's family and to her family "in blue" Jersey City PD! May she Rest In Peace!”

“My heart goes out to the Hulings family,” Donald Windrem posted. “ I’m sure Amy is in Mike’s arms and at peace.”

“It’s with heavy hearts that we are sending our condolences to our brothers and sisters at The Jersey City Police Department for the loss of Detective Amy Hulings,” The North Bergen Police Department said in a Facebook post. “Our thoughts and prayers are with our fellow brothers , sisters, and her family during this difficult and trying time.”

“RIP Sister, we will take it from here and have the watch,” the department’s post concluded.

Memorial services have not yet been announced.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Jersey City Police Detective Amy Hulings, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Folks keep in mind her family may have access to these articles and responses. Not too mention, the police family members who are part of this site. Show respect for their loss.

The ultimate show of respect for this fallen officer would be the department releasing her cause of death. Then there would be no speculation.

Let’s not speculate people. This is not Facebook where all opinions and crap flows out unchecked. It could have been from natural causes. Regardless, a fine person and Police Officer is now gone from us and on patrol in heaven. RIP Detective 10-7 your watch is covered.

Last month's review article says he was shot with his own gun: "Suiter, a veteran homicide detective, was fatally shot with his own gun in a vacant West Baltimore lot one day before he was to testify before a federal grand jury in a corruption case involving fellow police officers." This month's article concludes it was a murder: "The corrupt gun unit has a connection to murdered detective Sean Suiter, who was scheduled to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation the day after his killing."

One can be shot with one's own gun after it is taken from one. One can shoot oneself with one's own gun under duress. One can be said that one is shot with one's own gun, even if one is not, if the people investigating a shooting are corrupt. Personally, I think that Detective Suiter's life mattered and hope to see more and more reporting on this story here at this site.

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