NUTLEY, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. remembers his good friend Undersherrif Kevin Ryan of Nutley. 

“No matter what the situation, Kevin Ryan was someone you could always count on. As a member of the Sheriff’s Office, he rose through the ranks to become Undersheriff. He was a consummate professional who responded to every emergency, special event and meeting. More importantly, Kevin was a friend to everyone who, without fail, would offer his help and support no matter the time of day. Essex County has lost a great person and I have lost a great friend.” said DiVincenzo

Ryan, 49, of Nutley is a graduate of Nutley High School and the Essex County Police Academy. He served nearly two decades in the Essex County Sheriff's Office. He also served the public as a State Assemblyman for a year before redistricting changes.