The Gloucester City Police Department was featured on the May 13, 2023 episode of Hearts of Heroes: “Submerged in Heroics”.
The episode shows the dramatic water rescue performed by the Gloucester City Police Department and Good Samaritans when a call came in that there was an overturned vehicle that was submerged in the Delaware River.
It was on April 28, 2022 at 1:11 p.m. when officers promptly responded to a call for a water rescue at Freedom Pier. Upon arrival, officers discovered the upside-down and submerged vehicle in the Delaware River, south of Freedom Pier. It was initially unknown if the vehicle had any occupants.
Detective Sergeant Carlos DePoder, Officer Sean Gartland, and Officer John Bryszewski immediately and fearlessly jumped into the Delaware River, located a female inside the vehicle, and extricated her.