Longtime Newark police lieutenant honored

The city of Newark is remembering Richard Weber, a longtime police lieutenant who recently died.

Lanette Espy

May 4, 2023, 1:50 PM

Updated 444 days ago

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The city of Newark is remembering Richard Weber, a longtime police lieutenant who died on Monday.
Mayor Ras Baraka said in a statement that the city is grateful that Weber faithfully dedicated the past 24 years of his life to safeguarding Newark and keeping neighbors and visitors safe.
“His service is a debt we can never repay, but his legacy lives on in our city through the lives of those he protected,” Baraka said.
"Lieutenant Weber was a highly respected public servant, a devoted brother, and a trusted friend to all. We offer prayers of comfort and peace to all who join us in mourning his loss,” Director Fragé said in a statement.
Weber began his career as a Newark police officer in 1999. He served in several law enforcement units, most recently the major crimes division.
He was 47 years old.


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