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Mayor Sacco reflects on Sgt. Vazquez legacy



“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of our beloved North Bergen Police Department sergeants,” writes North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco in reference to the late Sgt. Alex Vazquez. "As a North Bergen Police Officer, [Vasquez] was regarded by his peers as a leader and a good friend to many in the department. He was a decorated officer with many great accomplishments throughout his career.”

"[Alex] was one of the most genuine guys I know. Alex you were what every man should want to be," writes North Bergen Police Officer Kevin Rodriguez. "A cops cop, an excellent athlete, a smart dude with a bright future, a family man, and most of all a great father."

Vazquez began his career in 2005 and is a graduate of the Passaic County Police Academy. Vazquez recently ranked #2 on the Sergeant Exam.

Vazquez has served as an Officer in Patrol Division and an Officer in the Detective Bureau. He was on loan to FBI Violent Crimes Task Force for an extended period of time.

Vazquez played a vital role in the high profile case of tracking down & arresting the actor involved in the Millburn home invasion and brutal assault of a mother captured on "nanny cam."

“It’s a tough day in North Bergen and a devastating loss. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, wife, children, friends, and brothers & sisters in blue,” states the Mayor.

Funeral arrangements have been announced.

Wake: Oct. 27th Vanieiri Funeral Home 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mass: Oct. 28th. Our Lady of Fatima 11:00 AM

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