On behalf of the City of Union City and the Union City Police Department we would like to take the time to thank all the agencies that participated and helped to give Police Officer Ricardo Fernandez his final farewell.  Numerous Honor Guards, Motorcycle Units, and the New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit contributed their time to make sure our brother officer received an honorable, professional and compassionate service.  Your presence, assistance and support during this tough time are the hallmark of what we call the brotherhood/sisterhood in our profession.  Please know that the members of the Union City Police Department will be there for you as you have been there for us.

We would also like to thank all the other emergency responders, especially members of the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue Department and Union City Emergency Medical Services who came to pay their respects.  Quite often our professions cross paths during our respective shifts; it is reassuring to know that you are there for us as we are for you both on and off the clock.