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Fallen Haddon Heights Police Officers Awarded RCBC Honorary Degrees

Honorary degree conferral

Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) awarded honorary degrees to the families of fallen police officers John F. Norcross and John M. McLaughlin at the college’s screening of “After Tragedy,” an award-winning documentary by Rowan University students that recounts the day Haddon Heights police officers John McLaughlin and John Norcross were killed in the line of duty.

Pictured: (left to right) RCBC Dean of Liberal Arts Donna Agovino Vandergrift, RCBC Entertainment Technologies and Communication Arts Program Coordinator and Lecturer Brooke Mailhiot, and (far right) Haddon Heights Police Captain Bruce Koch, presented RCBC honorary Associate of Science degrees to the families of fallen police officers John McLaughlin and John Norcross, including McLaughlin’s daughters (left) Kirsten and (right) Victoria McLaughlin.

RCBC’s criminal justice and entertainment technology departments hosted the free film screening followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew that included Rowan University alumni such as director Mark Vanzevenbergen.