Detective Alex Ruperto

Detective Alex Ruperto

Union City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, April 16, 2020

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Alex Ruperto

Detective Alex Ruperto died after contracting COVID-19 while performing patrol duties.

Detective Ruperto had served with the Union City Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his two adult children.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 335

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, April 1, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest In Peace Brother. We have the watch from here. From our UCPD to yours, thank you for your years of service. You will not be forgotten

Police Officer Russ Orlando
Union City Police Department

May 8, 2020

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