Bayonne unexpectedly loses another police officer

Sergeant Robert Skalski served on the force for over 24 years

Another Bayonne police officer has unexpectedly passed away, according to Mayor James Davis. On November 21, Davis noted that Sergeant Robert Skalski died.

“Sadly, I must announce the passing of Bayonne Police Sergeant Robert Skalski,” Davis said in a statement. “Robert died, unexpectedly in his home this morning.”

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Skalski served Bayonne for over 24 years, and was well known throughout the city, according to Davis.

“On behalf of our entire community, I want to express our deepest condolences to wife Carole, daughters Rebecca and Victoria, and his brother Raymond, who is a retired Sergeant from the Bayonne Police Department,” Davis said. “Rest in Peace Robert.”

Police Chief Robert Geisler echoed Davis in offering his condolences to the family.

“It is with profound sadness that I announce the death of Bayonne Police Sergeant Robert Skalski. Sergeant Skalski died unexpectedly on 11-21-2022,” Geisler said in a statement. “Sergeant Skalski diligently served our community for approximately 24 years. He will be sorely missed. On behalf of myself and the entire department, we send our deepest condolences to the entire Skalski Family.”

In addition, the Hoboken PBA Local No. 2 also offered their thoughts and prayers.

“It’s with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Sergeant Robert Skalski of the Bayonne Police Department,” the organization wrote on social media. “This is the second sudden loss for the Bayonne Police Department in a week. We ask that you keep Sergeant Skalski’s family and his Police family in your thoughts and prayers.”

This is the second death in the past two weeks, following the passing of Captain Paul Jamolawicz on November 11. The first in the line of duty death for the Bayonne Police Department in 52 years, he was laid to rest in Bayonne on November 17 with a massive showing of local law enforcement officers.

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