CLIFTON - Family and friends of the late Detective Michael Morgan held a fundraiser to celebrate the life of man who loved his job.

The event, held at Pub 46 in Clifton, was the first time Morgan's friends and family gathered after saying goodbye. Morgan was killed while trying to protect a woman from an armed robbery in Paterson on Nov. 7.

Family friend Ed O'Mara says this fundraiser will be the first of many in order to keep Morgan's memory alive.

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