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Memorial services announced for Hackettstown K9 Jada

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A memorial service for K9 Jada will be held on Monday, August 31, at 10:00 a.m. at the Hackettstown Police Department, located at 215 West Stiger St.

K9 Jada was working Wednesday night, August 19 when she suffered a medical emergency. Jada was rushed to a veterinary clinic where she passed in the company of her handler Officer Christopher Laver, police said.

The procession will leave Newton Veterinary Hospital at 9:00 a.m., traveling south on Route 206, right onto Greendale Road (Route 611), which turns into Wolfs Corner Road (Route 611), left onto Kennedy Road (Route 611), Right onto Route 517, left onto Bilby Road (Route 665), right onto Willow Grove Street (Route 604), right onto Main Street (Route 46), left onto Valentine St, right onto Beatty St, and right onto West Stiger St to the Hackettstown Police Department, police said.

Members of the community are invited to attend the service, or they can pay their respects to Jada along the procession route. Due to COVID-19, anyone attending is asked to wear a face covering if you’re unable to follow social distancing guidelines, police said.

Any first responder agencies who are planning to attend the service should contact Sgt. Darren Tynan at 908-852-3302 or

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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