Fallen Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago promoted to detective

Officers lined up at attention as Santiago's flag-draped

Officers lined up at attention as Santiago's flag-draped body was taken on a gurney from Jersey City Medical Center and loaded onto an ambulance. (July 17, 2014 10:33 PM)

Fallen Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago has been posthumously promoted to the rank of detective and has received the department's Medal of Honor. Both ceremonies happened today at the officer's wake. Police officers from all over New Jersey and the tri-state area as well as ordinary citizens who didn't even know the Santiago family came to McLaughlin Funeral home to pay their respects.

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