Police station to be named after fallen police officer
Aug 14, 2014 | 1569 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven Fulop and At-Large Councilman Daniel Rivera announced today that they will present an ordinance to the City Council at next week’s meeting to name the new West District Police precinct in honor of slain Detective Melvin Santiago.

An officer in the City’s West District, Det. Santiago, 23, was on patrol when he was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 13, 2014 while responding to a call of an armed robbery at the Walgreens on Communipaw Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard.

“This is a fitting tribute for Detective Santiago who made the ultimate sacrifice for Jersey City,” said Council President Rolando Lavarro, Jr. “We will always remember.”

The West District is expected to be completed in late fall with a dedication ceremony to follow.

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