Oceanport police officer dies after battle with cancer

OCEANPORT – A borough police officer and lifelong resident of Oceanport died Friday after a one-year battle with cancer.

Officer Patrick Gornik was at home and surrounded by loved ones when he passed away, Oceanport officials announced Friday.

“It’s a sad time for the police department and a sad time for Oceanport,” an emotional Mayor Michael Mahon said via telephone Saturday morning. “Pat has been a part of this community his entire life and was a guy who touched a lot of people’s lives.”

Gornik, who Mahon said was 26 years old, was a lifelong resident of Oceanport and a 2006 graduate of …read more

Source: NJ.com Monmouth

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