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Fallen Officer Identified. ‘A Sad Day for Paterson’ as Police Officer Loses Life in Car Accident

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Members of the Paterson Fire Department Stand in Salute as Motorcade Transporting Body of Fallen Paterson Police Officer Passes. Credits: Steve Lenox
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UPDATE- Several sources familiar with Sunday’s tragic accident have identified the fallen officer as Tamby Yagan, a 13-year veteran of the Paterson Police Department.

PATERSON, NJ- On what Paterson Superior Officers Association President Mason Maher called “a sad day for Paterson” a city police officer lost his life on Sunday after being involved in a motor vehicle collision while on duty.

According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald, police responded to the area of 150 Getty Avenue at approximately 10:50 a.m., and found a marked patrol unit had been involved in a collision with a parked vehicle. 

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The officer who was the only person involved in the crash and was transported to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries. No other parties were injured as a result of this crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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