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Funeral Held for COVID-19 Victim, Union City Detective Alex Ruperto

By RON JEFFERS, New Jersey Editor | April 17, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

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Members of North Hudson Engine Co. 4 pay their respects during the funeral procession for Union City Detective Alex Ruperto, 52, who died from complications of COVID-19. Hundreds of northern New Jersey police officers lined Kennedy Boulevard for blocks with radio cars, motorcycles and emergency service trucks to pay their last respects. Det. Ruperto, of the Training Division, was a former member of the Emergency Service Unit.

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