Funeral arrangements have been set for popular Fair Lawn patrolman Edward Egan, who died Monday at his home.
Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Van Riper-Ellis-Broadway Baptist Church in Fair Lawn. A funeral service will begin at 7 p.m. at the church. Cremation will be private.
Egan, who had been with the borough police department 27 years, was battling cancer and had heart problems, colleagues said.
"Ed Egan was a friend to many," the Fair Lawn Police Department said in a Facebook post. "He lived up to the Irish Proverb: 'A good friend is like a 4-leaf clover -- hard to find and lucky to have.'"
Egan who previously worked as a state corrections officer, had recently been on light duty, they said. The 51-year-old borough native has been a member of Fire Co. 2 since he was 18 years old.
"Ed was loved by all and had a heart of absolute gold," Fair Lawn PBA President Luis Vazquez said. "He will be missed."
Egan was remembered fondly by friends and loved ones as news of his death spread.
"[Forty] years ago I met one of the happiest people in life," Dave DeLucca said in a Facebook post. "Truly one of the best people, friends and brothers in life."
"He was a great human being and a true brother," said Emerson Councilman Brian Downing, a retired Bergen County sheriff's officer. "The best laugh and always had your back."
Aileen McDonald remembered Egan as "a good man, a funny man, a man now gone too early."
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