Newburgh Police Crime Scene Detectives and funeral home personnel remove the first of two bodies from 12 Liberty Street in the Heights neighborhood of the City of Newburgh, NY on Friday, November 5, 2010. Two men were the victims of a double homicide last night. CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record
Another winner in the National Press Photographer's Association (NPPA) Monthly Clip Contest for last November. This image was made during another day-long stakeout at the scene of a double homicide here in Newburgh. Again. What made this a long day was that I'd already made the location or "safe" images of the house and the cops on the street, and had actually moved my images and video clips from back home only a few blocks away. I decided to return when the reporter told me the coroner's office people had arrived, and ironically one of their officers is the former Newburgh chief of police. We don't usually publish "body bag" photos in our paper; but this one proved to be a big case, as the victims were a former cop and his nephew. The photograph appeared on our front page the following day. The perps of the crime have since been caught as well as the mastermind who ordered the hit. It's going to be an interesting trail later this year that's for certain... ~cg.