'He was one of our best.' North Arlington park playground renamed in honor of fallen Jersey City detective

The area at Fisher Park now bears the name of fallen Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals. The playground is just blocks away from where Seals lived with his family.

News 12 Staff

Apr 14, 2024, 10:23 PM

Updated 41 days ago

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A New Jersey community on Sunday honored a fallen police detective with the renaming of playground in North Arlington.
The area at Fisher Park now bears the name of fallen Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals. The playground is just blocks away from where Seals lived with his family.
"He was one of our best. This was a guy that took guns off the street on a regular, everyday basis. The guy was tremendous. But again, like I said, this just shows he's not forgotten," said Jersey City Police Department Chief Robert Kearns.
Seals was working when he was fatally shot inside Bayview Cemetery in Jersey City back in December 2019.
North Arlington Borough officials unveiled a plaque during a ceremony to rename the all-inclusive playground “The Joseph Seals Memorial Playground.”
"It's very special because we grew up here and I'm just very glad," said Adrian Seals, the late detective's son.
Many who knew Seals said naming a playground after him serves as a fitting tribute because of the family man he was.
"Our boys grew up together. He was so dedicated to his children and our community, and I knew that it was only right as a community that we give back to them, and we never let anyone forget how important Joe was," said North Arlington Borough Councilwoman Lynette Cavadas.
"We would love for this park to be a symbol of family and unity and for his legacy to live on through generations as a man that cared very much in protecting others," said wife Laura Seals.
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