PASSAIC — The city was reeling after the sudden death of a 29-year-old police officer, who was a nephew of the mayor.

On Monday, Passaic Police Officer Brian Lora died of what his family members said appeared to be a heart attack, reported.

Passaic Mayor Hector Lora thanked the public for an outpouring of sympathy and support on the “beyond overwhelming” loss of his nephew.

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Lora also shared a family photo as his Facebook profile, saying it was one of the last times he spent with his late nephew, brother and father at a family event a few years ago.

“May their souls rest in peace along with all of our loved ones that have passed on,” the mayor added.

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Other police departments across New Jersey also shared condolences, including nearby Haledon and Paterson.

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