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Bergen Prosecutor Investigates Suicide Death of Maywood Sergeant




By: Richard L. Smith 

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said his  Major Crimes Unit is assisting the Maywood and Hackensack Police Departments in an investigation into the details of the death of 39-year-old Maywood Police Sergeant Jason Y. Liaban, who sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound just after 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 30. 

Prosecutor Musella said Liaban’s death is not suspected to involve criminal activity, but the circumstances surrounding the death are being investigated.   


“We ask that the public provide Sergeant Liaban’s family, the Maywood Police Department, and the Bergen County law enforcement community privacy to grieve this sudden loss.

Because this is not a criminal investigation, no additional information will be provided”. 

According to news sources, Liaban reportedly obtained a gun from another officer at Hackensack Mwdical Center and shot himself while in emotional distress.