Funeral for fallen Jersey City police Officer Melvin Santiago set for Friday


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.

A rookie Jersey City police officer killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest on Friday.

The funeral for Officer Melvin Santiago is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. A wake for the officer will begin Thursday at 1 p.m. at the McLaughlin Funeral Home.

A procession of Jersey City police officers will walk from the funeral home to the...

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