June 24, 2024


The body of Passaic County, New Jersey, sheriff Richard Berdnik was discovered inside a restaurant in Clifton, New Jersey, on Tuesday.

Law enforcement officers said it looked like he committed suicide.

Sources claim that Berdnik, who was re-elected in 2022 after serving as the Passaic County sheriff since 2011, committed suicide inside Toros Restaurant.

Before becoming the county sheriff, he had been employed with the Clifton Police Department for almost thirty years.

Many in New Jersey were shocked to learn of his passing.

Leading state politicians, like Jersey Senator Cory Booker and Governor Phil Murphy, publicly expressed their sorrow over his demise.

Richard Berdnik

Obituary: Sheriff Berdnik Death Cause, Did He Commit Suicide?

Senior law enforcement officer for Passaic County, New Jersey, Attorney General Matthew Platkin, described the suicide of longtime deputy sheriff Richard Berdnik as an extremely tragic loss for the state.

Berdnik shot himself in the bathroom of the Toros Turkish Restaurant in Clifton, New Jersey, on Tuesday afternoon, at around 3:30 p.m.

Customers heard the gun go off shortly after the shot was fired.

New Jersey’s top legal official, Attorney General Matthew Platkin, called Berdnik’s suicide an incredibly tragic loss for the state.



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