Speaker Prieto Statement on Officer Santiago

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement on Sunday:

“I am beyond saddened to hear of the tragedy this morning in Jersey City. The loss of Officer Santiago is yet another shocking reminder of the dangers police officers face each and every day, the bravery they exhibit constantly and how we need to continue working to reduce violence in our communities. The bravery of Officer Santiago and his dedication to protecting public safety must never be forgotten.
“On behalf of the New Jersey General Assembly, and with deep sadness, I send my condolences to the family and friends of Officer Santiago, the Jersey City Police Department and the people of Jersey City as we mourn together as a state. Our thoughts and prayers will be with them all in the difficult time ahead.”