Fmr. Newark officer dies during basketball game

May 16, 2011 6:31:58 PM PDT
A former Newark Police officer died Monday night during a pickup game of basketball at a local precinct station house.

The unidentified officer collapsed during the game at the Police Academy Gym at the 2nd Precinct Headquarters.

He collapsed at around 8 p.m. and was rushed to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

The officer was recently laid off from the police department in November.

He is not being identified until his family has been notified.

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