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Hudson County SWAT Commander Dies Due to Complications from COVID-19

By rlsmetro on
Hudson County

Hudson County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Matthew Vogel passed away today due to complications from COVID-19.

Officials said Vogel began serving as a member of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office in 1999 and was promoted to Detective in 2007, Sergeant in 2011 and Lieutenant in 2017.

Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari released the following statement following the tragic passing of Lieutenant Matthew Vogel:

“The entire Hudson County Sheriff’s Office today mourns the passing of a great man, friend and exemplary public servant in Lieutenant Matthew Vogel.

Lieutenant Vogel served the people of Hudson County with great honor over the course of his distinguished career.

I had the pleasure of working alongside him for 22 years and he will forever be an icon in our office.

He always put the needs and safety of our community first, going back to 1990 when he became a member of the North Bergen EMS.

He wore many hats, working as SWAT commander, a member of the accident reconstruction and investigation unit, heading the newly formed high water rescue team and he was in charge of our radio communications system.

We will never forget the service of Lieutenant Vogel and his contributions to our office.

He will be deeply missed by all that were lucky enough to have known him.

His family is in all of our thoughts and prayers.”