Tearful friends attend wake for falle...

Tearful friends attend wake for fallen Jersey City officer, 23

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Daily Mail Reporter

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#1 Jul 18, 2014
Tearful friends attend wake for fallen Jersey City officer, 23, who was gunned down by cop-killer hailed a hero by his community
Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago, 23, was killed in the line of duty Sunday by 27-year-old Lawrence Campbell

Fellow officers, family and friends gathered Thursday afternoon at his wake
The ceremony was under heavy security due to threats of vengeance from the Bloods gang for Campbell, who was also shot dead

The deadly shootout has sparked tensions between locals and police in the community

The mayor had a memorial to Campbell torn down on Tuesday, but his defiant family put it up again

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 16:08 EST, 17 July 2014 | Updated: 09:20 EST, 18 July 2014


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