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Harrison Police Honor Police Sergeant Who Died After Battle with Cancer

Harrison Town

Sergeant Ernesto Hernandez, of the Harrison Police Department, has died at the age of 51 after a battle with cancer.

Sergeant Hernandez beat colon cancer four years ago but was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer in December of 2021. 

He lost his battle on Thursday, February 10, 2022, and was laid to rest with full police honors on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. 

Sergeant Hernandez was born in Long Island, New York, and was a long-time resident of Kearny.

He served as a Police Sergeant in Harrison and proudly served for 23 years as an officer.

According to his obituary, "Ernesto was a handyman at heart and could fix just about anything. He also cherished days spent out riding his motorcycle."

Sergeant Hernandez is survived by his wife, 7-year-old daughter, and 91-year-old mother.

The Harrison PBA Local 22 has organized a GoFundMe to help his family pay for funeral expenses.