Bayonne announces passing of second ranking police officer in 10 days, Sgt. Robert Skalski


The City of Bayonne has announced the passing of the second ranking police officer in 10 days, Sgt. Robert Skalski, a 24-year veteran of the force.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Sadly, I must announce the passing of Bayonne Police Sergeant Robert Skalski. Robert died, [sic] unexpectedly in his home this morning,” Mayor Jimmy Davis, a retired police captain, wrote on Facebook around 8 p.m. last night.

“Sergeant Skalski served Bayonne for over 24 years, and was well known throughout our city. On behalf of our entire community, I want to express our deepest condolences to wife Carole, daughters Rebecca and Victoria, and his brother Raymond, who is a retired Sergeant from the Bayonne Police Department. Rest in Peace Robert. 🙏💙👮‍♂️”

Police Capt. Paul Jamolawicz, a 37-year veteran of the department, died suddenly on November 11th, the first line of duty death in the Peninsula City in 52 years, as HCV first reported.

No additional information on Skalski’s passing was immediately available.

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