Map Interactive local COVID-19 tracker
Contact Us
Gloucester Daily Voice serves Deptford, Franklin Township, Glassboro, Mantua, Monroe Township & Washington Township
Return to your home site

Menu

Gloucester Daily Voice serves Deptford, Franklin Township, Glassboro, Mantua, Monroe Township & Washington Township

Nearby Towns

  • Camden
    serves Camden, Cherry Hill, Gloucester Township, Pennsauken, Voorhees & Winslow Township
  • Montgomery
    serves Abington Twp, Cheltenham Twp, Horsham Twp, Lower Merion Twp, Lower Providence Twp, Montgomery Twp, Norristown, Upper Dublin Twp & Upper Merion Twp
  • Atlantic
    serves Absecon, Atlantic City, Brigantine, Egg Harbor City, Elwood, Linwood, Longport, Mays Landing, Northfield, Pleasantville, Port Republic & Ventnor City
News

Jimmy Rambo, Beloved Gloucester County Police Officer, Saxophonist, Died Of Coronavirus

Retired Det. Sgt. A. James Rambo
Retired Det. Sgt. A. James Rambo Photo Credit: Facebook/ Monroe Township Police Department

A retired detective sergeant from Monroe Township who loved to play the saxophone has died from complications of COVID-19, according to the police department.

A. James Rambo died on Friday at the age of 76.

"Jimmy was a friend, mentor, and brother to us all. He knew every officer in town, as he was very involved with the FOP and was always there to greet you with that smile and laugh we all know," the department said on its Facebook page.

Det. Sgt. Rambo served his community in Gloucester County faithfully for 25 years as a Monroe Township police officer. 

Rambo spent time in patrol, prior to becoming a detective and later retiring as Detective Sergeant in 2004. His former colleagues described his service as kind, fair, cheerful, and hard working. He set the standard for compassion, they said,

"People that he arrested would often thank him as they were leaving the station," the Facebook post said. "It is rumored that he liked to torment some of his superiors with his pranks and humor that everyone enjoyed. He led by example and shaped the minds of many that followed behind him."

If you don’t recall seeing Rambo as a police officer, you may remember him back in the day playing the saxophone at Geet’s Diner, as he was an accomplished player since his childhood and often played locally. He also played the piano and organ.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Gloucester Daily Voice!

Serves Deptford, Franklin Township, Glassboro, Mantua, Monroe Township & Washington Township

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.