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Flags on State Buildings to be Lowered to Half-Staff Today to Honor Summit Detective Tarentino

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TRENTON, NJ  — N.J. Gov. Chris Christie has ordered all state buildings to fly flags at half-staff today, Monday, June 5, in recognition of the life of Summit Police Detective Matthew Tarentino,who died as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on May 31 in Bernards.

“Detective Tarentino was a loving husband, father, son and brother, whose memory will live in the hearts of his family, friends, community, and fellow members of the Summit Police Department,” said Gov. Christie. “He served his state with courage, professionalism and commitment to the finest ideals and traditions of the Summit Police Department. It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Det Tarentino, and we extend our sincerest sympathy to his family and loved ones.”

Raised and residing in Somerville, Detective Tarentino graduated from Immaculata High School in Somerville, and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in Spanish from Rutgers University. Detective Tarentino joined the Summit Police Department in 2012, having previously served as an officer in the Rutgers Police Department and the Bound Brook Police Department.

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He was assigned to the Community Policing Unit, a vital unit that made him the Summit Police Department’s D.A.R.E Program Officer. Along with the Summit Police Department, Detective Tarentino  recently the N.J. Office of the Attorney General’s 2017 Outstanding Community Policing Award.

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