A Hudson County sheriff’s officer who was suspended without pay for crashing into a Bayonne bar while allegedly driving drunk last month has committed suicide, multiple sources told Hudson County View.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Alex Ferrer, 41, of West New York, was found dead in his home and the preliminary findings all point to a suicide, according to multiple sources who spoke under the condition of anonymity since they were not authorized to speak on the matter.
A spokesman for the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office deferred comment to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and the West New York Police Department.
“I can confirm that last night, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office was involved in an investigation on Boulevard East in West New York into what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound involving a 41-year-old Hudson County Sheriff’s Officer,” said agency spokesman Ray Worrall, declining to elaborate further.
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 sheriff’s office opened an internal affairs investigation.