BAYONNE, NJ — A Bayonne police sergeant died unexpectedly at his home on Monday in what is the second death of a Bayonne officer in two weeks, authorities said.
Robert Skalski, 54, served Bayonne for more than 24 years and “was well known throughout our city,” Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis said in a statement.
“On behalf of our entire community, I want to express our deepest condolences to his wife Carole, his daughters Rebecca and Victoria, and his brother Raymond, who is a retired sergeant from the Bayonne Police Department,” Davis said. .
The Bayonne native had many passions outside of his beloved police department, including cooking, going to Disney World, attending Broadway shows and musicals, storytelling and, most importantly, his family, says his obituary.
“Sergeant Skalski served our community diligently for approximately 24 years,” Bayonne Police Chief Robert Geisler said in a statement. “He will be greatly missed.”
A vernissage will take place on November 27 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the G. Keenen O’Brien Funeral Home (984 Avenue C) in Bayonne, followed by a funeral mass on November 28 at 10 a.m. at Saint-Vincent Church.
The news follows the death of Paul Jamolawicz, 61, captain of the Bayonne police department, who died suddenly on November 11. The cause of death was not immediately released Thursday. Read more: NJ City police captain, 61, dies while on duty: officials
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