BEDMINSTER, NJ — There will be a blood drive in Bedminster to commemorate the late Sgt. AlTerek Patterson, the member of the township police department who died in April as a result of COVID-19.

The blood drive will take place Friday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clarence Dillon Public Library, 2336 Lamington Road in Bedminster.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter "Sgt. Patterson" or click here to schedule.

Patterson, who died at the age of 38, graduated from the Somerset County Police Academy Recruit Class 35-05 in December 2005 and began his career as a patrolman on January 1, 2006.  He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in Bedminster in October 2014.