A popular Fair Lawn patrolman with severe health problems died at his home Monday.
Edward Egan, who had been with the borough police department nearly 20 years, was battling cancer and had heart problems, colleagues said.
A funeral service and visitation is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15.
Egan who previously worked as a state corrections officer, had recently been on light duty, they said. The 51-year-old borough native was also a member of Fire Co. 2.
"Ed was loved by all and had a heart of absolute gold," Fair Lawn PBA President Luis Vazquez said. "He will be missed."
Egan was remembered fondly by friends and loved ones as news of his death spread.
"[Forty] years ago I met one of the happiest people in life," Dave DeLucca said in a Facebook post. "Truly one of the best people, friends and brothers in life."
"He was a great human being and a true brother," said Emerson Councilman Brian Downing, a retired Bergen County sheriff's officer. "The best laugh and always had your back."
Aileen McDonald remembered Egan as "a good man, a funny man, a man now gone too early."
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