On-duty Newark officer suffers fatal heart attack

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 16, 2014 at 10:01 a.m.



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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A longtime member of the Newark police force has died after he had a heart attack while on duty.

Officials say 47-year-old Newark Police Officer Reinaldo Arocha Jr. was stricken around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Further details were not disclosed.

Arocha served on the force for 23 years. He was assigned to the fourth precinct.

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