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.
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.