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UPDATE: North Bergen Special Police Officer Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Parking lot of the Comfort Inn, River Road, Edgewater
Parking lot of the Comfort Inn, River Road, Edgewater Photo Credit: Micheál Schneider

UPDATE: A special police officer from North Bergen who shot himself in the parking lot of a Hudson River hotel in Edgewater succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, authorities said.

Responding officers found township the officer sitting in a vehicle outside the Comfort Inn along the Hudson River around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, responders said.

As they approached him to talk, a shot rang out, they said.

A landing zone was set up at nearby Veterans Field, but weather conditions cancelled plans for an airlift. An ambulance took the 28-year-old officer to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he initially was placed on life support.

He died Thursday, township police said.

Police recovered a handgun at the scene that was collected by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification, along with other evidence.

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office was notified.

Comfort Inn, River Road, Edgewater

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