Retail Retired Jersey City Police. Regalado loses weeks-long battle with COVID-19

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Retail Retired Jersey City Police. Ramon “Ray” Regalado lost a weeks-long battle with COVID-19, with condolences from friends and family today after hearing the news of his passing.

Retail Retired Jersey City Police. Ray Regalado. Facebook photo.

Par John Heinis / Hudson County View

“Hello my FB family and friends. As many of you know, I fight this covid. It’s an uphill battle but I’m fighting it, ”Regalado, 49, wrote on Facebook on July 22.

“I appreciate everyone who called, messaged and prayed. Thank you!! I’ll manage to deal with that. ”

Sadly, Regalado was never able to recover, with thoughts and prayers being offered to his family this afternoon as he was still receiving good wishes as recently as Monday.

“I am very sad to hear that you have passed away my brother. You were a really good man. I always had a smile on my face and never a bad word out of my mouth, ”Alexander Rivera posted on his Facebook page.

“Condolences to the family. You were a wonderful man and a community leader. RIP, ”added Lenore James.

Regalado joined the Jersey City Police Department in 1995 and announced his retirement on January 31 of that year.

He had become politically active in recent years, running unsuccessfully for General Council in 2013 and then for State Assembly in 2015. He also helped raise funds for the re-election of Mayor Steven Fulop in 2017.

Additionally, Regalado was the chairman of the Hudson County Latino Caucus and was heavily involved in the city’s Dominican community, particularly their annual Independence Day celebration.

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