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Hero Down: Paramus Police Officer Allan Alvarez Dies From Surgical Complications

Paramus, NJ – Paramus Police Department (PPD) Officer Allan Alvarez died on unexpectedly on Sunday due to complications stemming from a medical procedure, according to his department.

PPD announced the 42-year-old officer’s sudden death “with deep regret” in a Facebook post on Aug. 10.

“Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers,” the department’s post read.

Prior to embarking on his law enforcement career, Officer Alvarez was deployed to Bosnia during his service with the U.S. Army, and also served a tour during Operation Desert Fox, according to his obituary.

He was honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant in 2001.

Officer Alvarez joined PPD on July 25, 2006, and was assigned to the Traffic Safety Unit.

“There [are] not many memories in my mind from the ‘good ole days’ where Allan wasn’t there,” longtime friend Dennis Tenorio wrote on Officer Alvarez’ memorial page. “Know that even though you are gone, you will always live on in our hearts and minds.”

Officer Alvarez leaves behind his “longtime love,” Dipa Patel, as well as his mother, brothers, three nieces, and two nephews, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by “countless extended loving relatives and friends,” the tribute read.

“I want everyone to know how much I enjoyed life and the love I had for Dipa. I will love and miss you mom, Gio, Alex, nieces, nephews, sisters, family and all my beautiful friends and brothers in blue who I love so dearly,” Officer Alvarez said, according to his obituary.

He will be laid to rest on Friday.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Paramus Police Department Officer Allan Alvarez, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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