MATTHEW LAWRENCE TARENTINO



Officer Rank: Detective

Memorial Panel: 51-E: 30

Department: Summit, New Jersey, P.D.

End of Watch: 05/30/2017

Cause: Automobile Crash

Age: 29

Length of Service: 6.5


Detective Tarentino was killed in an Automobile Crashmobile crash while en route to make a safety presentation at a local church as a function of the Community Policing Unit. Detective Tarentino was Struck by a vehicleck head-on by a driver that crossed the center median and this led to a secondary collision with another car. Detective Tarentino was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. A third driver sustained moderate injuries.

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