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Officer Shot by Hamilton Sgt. Returns To Beverly Police

Beverly Police Officer Jason Lantych was shot by a Hamilton police sergeant outside Starbucks in February.

The Beverly officer shot by a Hamilton Police sergeant in Beverly February has recovered from serious gun shot wounds and returned to the job, the Salem News reports.

 Officer Jason Lantych rejoined the force on Aug. 13.

Lantych, 35, has been on the Beverly Police Department for 10 years, formerly serving as the department’s school resource officer. 

by  Sgt. Ken Nagy outside Starbucks at 29 Enon St. in North Beverly on Feb. 24. Lantych was shot in the wrist and leg, and was listed at that time in serious condition at .

Later that night, Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett announced that Nagy was wanted and should be considered armed and dangerous. Minutes later, Nagy and shot himself to death in his sport utility vehicle.

Blodgett said the shooting was because of between Lantych and Nagy's wife. 

Lantych told the Salem News he feels "blessed" to be working again and thanks the community, his colleagues and family for their support during his recovery. 

kerstin locherie August 27, 2012 at 04:13 AM
It remains a mystery, despite District Attorneys position on this matter. Why, this case was not further investigated ? Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett is usually one of the first to claim, "where there's smoke, there's fire" ? Hmmmmmm
Concerned August 27, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Kerstin, what's the mystery? We all know what happened. If you're referring to possible inappropriate behavior by Lantych then do you really want our district attorney becoming the moral police? That is an internal issued that Beverly Cheif Ray needs to deal with.
Don G August 30, 2012 at 02:35 PM
It's all about the cops. Who watches the cops? they check on each other, then the good ole boys part kicks in. What ever gave anyone the idea that a cop is a better person than the average Joe. It's not even close and yet these criminals with badgescan make double to triple what the ordinary citizen makes. The Quinn Bill is just another way to rip off the tax paying public. An officer should be paid for the work they perform, and you don't need a college education paid for by the public to make an arrest or patrol the streets, they should only get more pay for a higher rank, where they must pass a test.
Ron Powell September 17, 2012 at 12:36 AM
I missed this, but it is encouraging to see Officer Lantych going back to work. I think that we should continue to keep him and the Nagy family in our prayers. And, really, kerstin locherie? I mean, really?
Concerned September 17, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Thank you don for your completely off topic post. Nothing you posted has anything to do with this story. What does the "ordinary citizen" make? And also, who said "cops were a better person than the average joe"? The only thing you left out of your cop hating post is details. I'm sure that will be next. I'm guessing your insecurities have been an issue for quite some time. I'm also guessing you've had plenty of bad dealings with police. I would love to see your criminal record. Educate yourself about the topic before you post next time.
Sheila November 11, 2012 at 02:07 AM
I am still haunted by this entire tragic event. I believe a beautiful family going through very normal family growing pains and changes was tragicly affected by the negative effects of an antidepressant never taken before by the usually very rational assailant. Detective Nagy was always professional in his well established role as detective and the perfect example of the loving father to his two sons. I only send prayers and well wishes to his wife, beautiful family, and sons. God bless you all. Heaven is truly a better place with Kenny there. He was meant for much better things than this world gave him.

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