NJ officer crashes into parked car, dies

Posted on April 23, 2018 @ 11:21 by in POLICE, Uncategorized

By PoliceOne Staff

PATERSON, N.J. — A New Jersey police officer was killed after he crashed his patrol car into a parked vehicle Sunday.

Paterson Officer Tamby Yagan was on-duty when he crashed into a parked vehicle, NBC New York reported. Yagan was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officials said it’s unclear whether the officer died as a result of the crash or if he suffered a medical emergency, according to NorthJersey.com. There was no indication that the officer was involved in a pursuit.

We have lost one of our own in the line of duty today.. #Paterson Officer Tamby Yagan was committed to protecting and serving. His tragic death leaves a loss for all of us. Keep Officer Yagan's family and friends as well as Paterson PD in your prayers- President Patrick Colligan pic.twitter.com/FoZsEoOkdp

— New Jersey State PBA (@NJSPBA) April 22, 2018

Councilman Luis Velez remembered Yagan, 41, as a “kind man” and said losing the officer is a “loss for the city.”

"In uniform he was the type of officer that would always orient people how to conduct themselves out there," Velez said. "Without uniform he was a kind man."

Police said no one else was injured in the crash. Yagan leaves behind a young son.

State police and prosecutors are investigating the crash.

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