Police patrol cemeteries to ensure visitor safety
Hundreds of New Jersey residents visited some Newark cemeteries on Sunday to pay their respects to lost loved ones between the high holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Cemeteries like Union Field are often empty because they are located in high-crime areas, and some residents say they don?t feel safe visiting alone.
But on the Sunday between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Newark city police officers and Essex County sheriffs patroled the area.
"It gives us the comfort of knowing someone is here looking out for us," Florence Bernstein, a local resident, says.