Sergeant AlTerek Patterson died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.
Sergeant Patterson had served with the Bedminster Township Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.