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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A light goes out

Marc DiNardo, one of the Jersey City police officers who were shot in last week's shootout, didn't make it. In addition to the connection between the shooting scene and my old workplace, I see now that the deceased went to the same college as I did. And his dad is a retired cop whose name seems awfully familiar. Maybe I knew him in school, or perhaps I interacted with him in my newspaper reporter days.

Here's a photo of the fallen officer drying off after jumping into the filthy Hackensack River to rescue a woman last month. He was at the World Trade Center on 9/11. He had arrested the guy who killed him on a weapons charge seven years ago. He's gone to a better place, but he was needed in a not-so-perfect place. He'll be missed.

Comments (3)

It's truly sad when a good police gets killed in the line.

It is truly sad when ANY police officers get killed in the line of duty. RIP.

hey jack: grew up in Bergen County and went to hs with a DiNardo. Think it's a big family for sure..i am pretty sure she was a 2nd or 3rd cousin of LSU's coach Gary DiNardo (who I think was some sort of great college player, too)...I'm sure there is some relation in the whole mix..

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