From Barberton Mayor William B. Judge: “As the investigation into the shooting incident in New Franklin continues, I ask that everyone keep the Barberton police officer and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
This is a good time for all of us to take a moment and reflect on the difficult and dangerous circumstances under which our safety forces perform their duties on a daily basis. I am extremely grateful for their willingness to protect and serve the residents of Barberton and surrounding communities.
The Barberton Police Department is filled with officers and supervisors who are professional and well trained. Their dedication to duty is extraordinary and, under the direction and guidance of Barberton Police Chief Vince Morber, they service our community needs in an equitable, thoughtful and expedient manner.
It is difficult and dangerous work that, at times, results in unfortunate injuries or worse.
Please join me in wishing this officer a quick and full recovery.”