Det. Michael Morgan
More than 1,000 police officers from all over the country paid tribute to a Newark police detective killed while trying to protect someone else.
Ten officers who died in 2010 and 2011 were being honored at Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
Two people have been arrested in Philadelphia in connection with the shooting death of an off-duty Newark police detective, prosecutors said.
Detective Michael Morgan, 32, was shot to death outside the Sunrise Gentleman’s Lounge near Straight Street and Getty Avenue in Paterson around 3:30 a.m.
A robber approached Det. Michael Morgan as he was talking with a dancer outside the Sunrise Gentlemen’s Club in Paterson. Police believe there was a struggle, and Morgan was shot in the side.