Newark to name corner in memory of police officer

NEWARK - The city of Newark plans today to honor the city's first Hispanic police officer to die in the line of duty.

The intersection of Dickerson and Duryea streets will be renamed after Officer Melvin Lisojo. He died after his patrol car was hit by a drunken driver at the corner in 2003.

The five-year veteran of the department is survived by three children.

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