GoFundMe started for Hudson corrections officer that was ‘severely beaten’ by inmate


A GoFundMe page has been started for a Hudson County corrections officer that was “severely beaten” by an inmate at the Kearny jail this weekend.

Hudson County Corrections Officer Jerry Papo Bonilla. Photo via GoFundMe.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Hi I’m Correctional Police Officer Tasha Salters and I’m starting this fundraiser to assist my Brother in Blue, Correctional Police Officer Jerry Papo Bonilla, that was severely beaten while on duty this past weekend,” the GoFundMe page description.

“Officer Bonilla has a wife and two small children that would appreciate your assistance. Thank you[.]”

They have set a fundraising goal of $10,000 and had already reached $4,385 as of 2:40 p.m. this afternoon.

Over the weekend, an inmate, Kelvin Jamison, was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer after assaulting a corrections officer, taking his radio and keys, and then opening jail cells, The Jersey Journal reported.

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  1. My deepest condolences to the family, co-workers and friends may God strengthen you all in your time of grief and his spirit, memories will always be with you God bless you all 🙏🫂

  2. Why did this happen?
    where were all the other officers? was anyone watching the cameras? Very sad, it is a very dangers job and it look like they are taking it for granted thinking nothing going to happen all officers should watch each other back and work in pair, very disappointed I have dear friend working there. hope they do not find dead trying to work for living and hopefully now on the bosses will change the way officers do rounds and interact with inmates. Safety always first. Praying God he will be ok and able to work again.

  3. My prayers go out to this officer I pray he makes a speedy recovery. The problem is the jails are over crowded . And all officers that can retire are retiring and nobody wants to do the job anymore . Officers are getting in trouble for doing their jobs as well as getting killed. They do not show this on the news because they don’t want the public to know. Pretty soon we will not have police officers at the rate this country is going. And when they do get hurt or killed the family is left to pick up the pieces. The departments care less about their officers. Retired LEO.