East Orange Officer Dies Unexpectedly After Giving Birth

The community rallied to help three family members of an East Orange police sergeant who died during childbirth this weekend.

According to reports, on Jan. 7th Sgt. Tahmesha Dickey, a veteran of the East Orange Police Department, passed away overdue to complications of having the baby.

The 16 year veteran leaves behind three children, Janaysia Nelson, 20, Mehki Nunn, 13, and her newborn Musin Shabazz.

Anyone who would like to make a donation to assist Sgt. Dickey’s family, can drop off donations at the Office of Public Information, located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall or to Lt. Maurice Boyd, Det. Zulay Hunt, Civilian Nicole Walters or Civilian Tahnik Smalls at the East Orange Police Department, located at 15 So. Munn.