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The town of Secaucus dedicated a new statue last weekend to all active and retired police officers. The statue also included a plaque honoring Officer George Rennie, who died in an on-duty motorcycle crash on Oct. 5. 1970.

The accident occurred as Rennie was riding his police motorcycle on Paterson Plank Road. He crashed into a stalled car, according to a local news report at the time. He died a few days later at 24. The driver was pushing his vehicle towards a service station at the time because it did not work, the article said. Rennie was the first police officer in town to perish in the line of duty, according to a memorial page on the department’s website.

Read more: Hudson Reporter - Died on the job in 1970 Secaucus dedicates police statue all officers and a plaque to one long gone 

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