Jersey City remembers fallen police Officer Melvin Santiago

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Officials say the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Lawrence Campbell, entered the store with a knife. Campbell allegedly assaulted an armed security guard and took his gun. While someone in the store called police, the suspect allegedly waited outside for police to arrive. (Credit: News 12)

Family and friends say Melvin Santiago had dreamed of being a police officer since he was a boy, seeking to follow in his uncle's footsteps.

When Santiago accomplished his dream last December and joined the Jersey City force as a rookie officer, he asked to serve in the city's toughest district. Seven months after he graduated from the academy, the 23-year-old was killed in the...

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