34 Year Old New Jersey Police Officers Dies from Coronavirus

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PATERSON, NJ – A New Jersey police officer has become the latest victim of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s a release by the Paterson Police Departement: 

It is with saddened hearts that Director Jerry Speziale and Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announce the passing of Police Officer Francesco Scorpo, age 34, who died this morning from complications related to the Coronavirus.

Officer Scorpo joined the Paterson police force on July 20, 2015, serving in both the Patrol and Traffic Divisions. Officer Scorpo was a dedicated public servant who served our profession and our community with pride, honor and distinction.


Officer Scorpo leaves behind a wife of six years, Kristina, and two sons, Francisco Jr. (age 4) and Santino (6 months). He is survived by his father Sebastiano “Sam” Scorpo and his mother Anna. A dedicated son, husband and father, Officer Scorpo, was a family man who cared so very much about people and his profession. He will be remembered not only for being an exemplary police officer, but as an exceptional and very special human being.

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