Newark police mourn officer who died of cancer

The Newark Police Department is mourning the death of one of its officers who passed away Sunday due to cancer.

Police said in a statement posted on the department’s Facebook page: “Officer Oskar Reyes was a veteran law enforcement officer known for his professionalism and love of the job.”

Dozens of Facebook users lamented his death and sent their condolences to Reyes’ family.

Reyes was also a former deputy with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, sheriff’s officials said on Twitter. “You will be missed,” sheriff’s officials said in the post.