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Summit Police Department
Attn: Chief Robert Weck
512 Springfield Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
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Detective Tarentino was killed in an automobile crash while en route to make a safety presentation at a local church as a function of the Community Policing Unit. Detective Tarentino was struck head-on by a driver that crossed the center median and this led to a secondary collision with another car. Detective Tarentino is the first officer fatality from the state of New Jersey.