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NJ officer crashes into parked car, dies

Officials said it’s unclear whether Officer Tamby Yagan, 41, died as a result of the crash or if he suffered a medical emergency

Duty Death: Tamby Yagan - [Paterson, New Jersey]

End of Service: 04/22/2018


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.

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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