Officer Elizabeth Yasmin Delacruz succumbed at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood following a medical procedure elsewhere, said Maureen Curran Kleinman, the manager of communications and marketing for Valley Health System.
A graduate of Lincoln High School in Jersey City, and a graduate student in criminal justice at John Jay College in Manhattan, Delacruz served in the U.S. Marine Corps,
She was appointed to her department in late 2017 and received badge #980.
Delacruz began full-time patrol duties the following spring after 16 weeks of training at the Essex County Public Safety Academy in Cedar Grove.
A devoted mother to her young daughter, Delacruz "served her country and her community with pride and passion," the Harrison Police Department said in a statement. "Her bright smile and contagious laugh will be deeply missed.
"Rest in the sweetest peace, Officer Delacruz, and watch over us all."
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