NEWARK - More than a thousand relatives, friends and fellow officers came to St. Lucy's Roman Catholic Church in Newark to honor Detective Michael Morgan, who was killed while off-duty in Paterson last week.

According to investigators, Morgan had intervened in an armed robbery outside a nightclub in Paterson when he was shot and killed.

Police arrested Jerome Wright and his 19-year-old girlfriend in Philadelphia in connection with Morgan?s killing. The pair is awaiting extradition back to New Jersey to face charges of murder and armed robbery.

"We became close and he was a great person and an excellent cop," says friend and fellow officer Sgt. Louis Cancel. "I would want a thousand guys just like him."

Morgan was laid to rest at Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield.

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