Community mourns Cliffside Park police officer killed last year

A fallen police officer was honored with a special Mass Tuesday on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Cliffside Park community mourns Officer Stephen Petruzzello, killed last year.

Cliffside Park community mourns Officer Stephen Petruzzello, killed last year. (12/29/15)

CLIFFSIDE PARK - A fallen police officer was honored with a special Mass Tuesday on the one-year anniversary of his death.

After the Mass, friends, family and fellow officers gathered at the site where Cliffside Park Police Officer Stephen Petruzzello died for a candlelight vigil.

Officer Petruzzello was crossing Walker Street near First Avenue in Cliffside Park on Dec. 27, 2014 when he was struck by an SUV. His partner, Officer Thaier Abdallah, was also injured.

The 22-year-old was a part-time special police officer at the time of the accident. He was promoted to a full-time officer posthumously, which was his lifelong dream.

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