Paterson Police Officer Killed in Car Crash


Christopher Tamburro, Staff Writer

An on duty Paterson police officer was killed on April 22 in a Sunday morning car crash.

Officer Tamby Yagan was driving in a marked  Paterson police car when he collided with a parked car at 150 Getty Ave just before 10:50 A.M. Officer Yagan was responding to a call when he swerved and crossed the double yellow line. He was the only person in the crash.

Yagan was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. Officer Yagan served the Paterson Police Department for 13 years and was previously a volunteer firefighter for the Prospect Park Fire Department.