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Summit PAL Establishes Donation Site to Benefit Family of Somerville's Matthew Tarentino, Officer Killed in Route 78 Crash

Officer Matthew Tarentino was a consistent, positive and supportive presence in the Summit Public Schools. Credits: City of Summit Photo Services

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Police Athletic League has established an online donation site to benefit the wife and family of Summit Police Officer Matthew Tarentino, a resident of Somerville, who died from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Interstate Highway 78 in Bernards.

The page is located on the crowdfunding portal, and has set a goal of $500,000.

As written on the page, "Officer Tarentino was the face of the department’s community policing unit and understood the importance of building relationships within Summit, most recently serving as Summit's DARE officer. During his time with the Summit Police Department, Matt created a lasting imprint on the department and the city as well as the children of Summit. While Officer Matthew Tarentino may be gone, he will never be forgotten.

"The coming days, weeks and months will undoubtedly be difficult for all of us. We ask for support from the community for his wife Victoria, their two sons, Robert (3) and Raymond (2) and a third child due in August."

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