The Bedminster Police Department released the following statement:
”It is with deep regret and sorrow that The Bedminster Township Police Department announces the passing of our beloved Patrol Sergeant AlTerek Patterson.
Sergeant Patterson fought a courageous battle against COVID-19 and unexpectedly passed away early this morning.
He graduated from the Somerset County Police Academy Recruit Class 35-05 in December 2005 and began his career as a patrolman on January 1, 2006.
AlTerek Patterson was promoted to the rank Sergeant in October 2014. Sergeant Patterson always had a smile on his face and touched the lives of so many residents at their time of need.
Please keep his family, friends, and members of The Bedminster Township Police Department in your thoughts and prayers.
We ask that you respect the privacy of AlTerek’s family during this difficult time”.