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Cop who shot at chief’s house finally gets promotion — at BCC

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

ONLY ON CLIFFVIEW PILOT : A police veteran who fired eight shots into his chief’s home when he wasn’t promoted has been bumped up at Bergen County Community College to the position he’s always wanted.


Edward Zingg, who was on the Northvale force for 13 years before quitting in 1993, is finally a sergeant, as part of BCC’s Public Safety Department, CLIFFVIEW PILOT has learned.

It was teasing from his fellow officers in Northvale — who called him “sarge” — that apparently prompted Zingg to squeeze off several rounds at the house while Chief George Vollmer and his wife were home following a PBA Christmas party.

Mrs. Vollmer had just finished decorating the family Christmas tree when Zingg showed up with his service revolver, police said at the time.

The couple found shattered glass and a bullet hole the next morning.

Vollmer took the high road, putting his own career at risk by staving off prosecution that could have sent Zingg to jail for 90 days. Zingg resigned, pleaded guilty to unlawfully discharging a firearm and paid a $400 fine.

However, the Department of Public Safety at Bergen Community College found Zingg fit for hiring. And now, at 56 years old, the Westwood resident has finally achieved his goal.



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SPECIAL REPORT : To register for a next week’s symposium at Bergen Community College, you must buy a book written by Dennis Miller. No, not the comedian. This Miller is BCC’s vice-president of administrative services, with direct links to vendors who could pay the $60 registration fee and, at the very least get a copy of the book in return.

Dennis C. Miller of BCC


You may remember Miller for reasons other than next week’s
“Engaging the Community to Make a Difference.”

Before landing the Bergen job, he was president and CEO of Somerset Medical Center in Somerville — the hospital that employed serial killer Charles Cullen, who admitted snuffing 13 patients and trying to kill two others.

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