Members of law enforcement, friends and family members have united to rapidly raise money for the funeral of Hudson County Sheriff’s Officer Alex Ferrer, who committed suicide in his West New York home on Monday.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Zulma Cabrera, a detective for the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, started a GoFundMe page for her former colleague yesterday and has already raised $10,106 from 140 donors as of 11:14 a.m. this morning. The goal for the page is $15,000.
“On June 27, 2016 we lost our brother of Blue to unfortunate circumstances. We are doing are best as a family of Blue to cope with his lost,” she wrote in the page description.
“We are respectfully asking everyones [sic] help in assisting us, help his family with funeral cost [sic]. Alex had a great heart… our funny man as many us knew him…. So please share this post and please any amount. God Bless Always…..Help spread the word!”
Yesterday, Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari offered his condolences to Ferrer’s friends and family, noting that the officer was with his department for four years, serving in the Court Division and SWAT Team.
Back on May 14, Ferrer was charged with DWI within 1,000 feet of a school (Beacon Christian Academy) and reckless driving after crashing his civilian vehicle into a Bayonne bar early Saturday morning, according to Police Capt. Janine Foy.
As a result of the incident, Ferrer was suspended without pay and the sheriffâ€™s office opened an internal affairs investigation.