|Birth: ||Nov. 13, 1975, Guam|
|Death: ||Dec. 25, 2005|
New Jersey, USA
Robert Nguyen, age 30, a Jersey City Police officer was killed with his partner Shawn Carson, 40, on Christmas night, when the emergency vehicle they were riding in drove off a draw bridge. The bridge they drove off was damaged earlier in the week by a postal truck. The warning gates were broken and with the fog and driving rain Christmas night Officers Nguyen and Carson were dispatched out to set flares to warn motorists. A tug boat passing by was the reason the bridge was up, Nguyen and Carson never knew the bridge was up. The Lincoln Highway bridge, connects Jersey City to Kearny. The cops drove their Emergency Services truck right off the bridge, plunging more than 45 feet to their deaths in the Hackensack River. Both officers were unmarried and had volunteered to take the Christmas duty to spell other officers with children. Nguyen's body was missing for four days before it was recovered. Nguyen was a 6 year veteran with the force.
Nguyen graduated at the top of his class at the Jersey City Police Academy in 2000. He was the leader of his squad and the recipient of an Excellence Award for achieving the highest overall rating in the fields of academics, physical fitness and firearms training.
He is survived by his mother and father, Bichvan and Trinh Nguyen; two brothers, Mason and Phe Nguyen; and many other relatives.
According to the Jersey Journal Six Buddhist monks from a West Side Avenue temple will oversee the religious ceremonies. Speakers from the city and several of Nguyen's friends will say a few words as well. At the conclusion of the ceremony, a motorcade will accompany Nguyen's body to Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, where the body will be cremated.
Funeral for Officer Nguyen was on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the Jersey City Armory. Cremation at Rose Hill Cemetery, Linden.
A special Thank you to Katt for providing the birthday information for Officer Nguyen.
Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Created by: An Angel Above
Record added: Dec 30, 2005
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