Bayonne, Port Authority officers honor Jersey City cops who drowned

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? Bayonne and Port Authority officers battled each in a hockey game Saturday to raise funds in honor of two Jersey City cops who drowned Christmas day.

Organizers raised several thousand dollars for scholarship funds named after Shawn Carson and Robert Nguyen. The officers drove their car into the Hackensack River off an open drawbridge while responding to help at the same bridge.

Mason Nguyen says his brother Robert died doing what he loved, helping others as a police officer.

Related article: DOT report questions Jersey City cops? behavior in fatal drawbridge accident

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