UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor's Office released the following statement on Summit Police Department Detective Matthew Tarentino:

“We, the law enforcement community here in Union County, have been grieving the loss of Detective Tarentino this past week.  During his time of service, he was an extraordinary Officer who made an impact in Summit through his significant community policing efforts,” acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said.  “Because of his deep commitment to his family, his community, and his faith, he was loved, admired, and respected by many.  We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to his friends and family, and his colleagues at the Summit Police Department, in this time of shared grief.”