PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Police Officer Francesco Scorpo died Sunday from complications related to COVID-19, a statement has announced. He was 34 years old. Officer Scorpo joined the Paterson Police Department on July 20, 2015, and had served in both the Patrol and Traffic Divisions.
Described as a “family man who cared very much about people and his profession,” Scorpo was married to Kristina for six years and was the father of two, Francisco Jr.,4, and Santino, six months, Scorpo is also survived by his parents Sebastiano “Sam” Scorpo and Anna Scorpo.
Scorpo, “a dedicated public servant who served our profession and our community with pride, honor and distinction” will be remembered “not only for being an exemplary police officer, but as an exceptional and very special human being,” the announcement read.
"Francesco Scorpo was an exemplary police officer and the consummate professional. I always enjoyed seeing him in action,” Mayor Andre Sayegh said. “My sympathetic sorrow goes out to his family."
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