Coronavirus News: Newark Police detective dies of COVID

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A Newark Police detective who served in Mayor Ras Baraka's detail has died of COVID.

Irving Callender passed away on Saturday.

Mayor Baraka says Callender was a lifelong Newarker, who loved his city, loved his family, and gave his life for both.

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Callender joined the department in 2006 and became part of the mayor's protection unit in 2014.

Callender was 43 years old.

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