Police Officer Reinaldo Arocha, Jr.

Police Officer Reinaldo Arocha, Jr.

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Reinaldo Arocha, Jr.

Police Officer Reinaldo Arocha suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after he and another officers had to subdue an emotionally disturbed person who was being taken into custody.

He had returned to his patrol car to complete paperwork when a tow truck driver found him unresponsive near the intersection of North Munn Avenue and Mountainview Avenue at approximately 7:15 am. Responding units and a nurse performed CPR until he was transported to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead approximately 30 minutes later.

Officer Arocha had served with the Newark Police Department for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 86

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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On the one-year anniversary of this warrior's death, I pray for peace for his family, blood and blue.

Senior Investigator Tami Faulhaber
Idaho Office of the Attorney General

September 16, 2015

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