Hundreds attend Blue Mass to honor their brethren, fallen officer

METUCHEN — Hundreds of federal, state, county and local police officers attended the Diocese of Metuchen’s 16th annual Blue Mass on Thursday at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi.

Bishop James F. Crecchio was the principal celebrant of the Mass, which honors all active, retired and deceased law enforcement personnel from the four counties served by the diocese, Middlesex, Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren.

Det. Matthew Tarentino, who served with the Summit Police Department and lost his life in the line of duty in May, was specifically honored at the Mass.

The Woodbridge Police Department was, as the host …read more

Source: Hunterdon

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