A fire department Captain was found dead in his Newark (New Jersey) firehouse earlier today, died overnight of an apparent overdose according to police. The acting prosecutor in Essex County confirmed the Captain was found unresponsive this morning at that firehouse on Park Avenue. A second man, reported as a retired Firefighter, was found unconscious alongside the Captain.
According to police, the retired Firefighter apparently brought a controlled substance with him to the firehouse late Friday night. At shift change the next morning, another Firefighter entered the Captain’s office and found the two men inside. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force, which includes Newark police detectives, is investigating the incident. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.
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