Hoboken Mourns Police Sergeant Pete Zanin’s Sudden Passing

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Tragic news and great loss for the City of Hoboken and the Hoboken Police Department — Hoboken Police Officer Pete Zanin has passed away on November 21st in the early morning hours.

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Both Mayor Bhalla and Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante shared their condolences via social media.

“It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of Hoboken Police Sergeant Peter Zanin, at 4AM this morning at St. Claire’s Hospital in Denville,” said Chief Kenneth Ferrante. “He leaves behind his wife Samantha, 3 young children, his mother Arlene, brother Kevin, and brother-in-law Ryan. Please keep Hoboken Police Sgt. Pete Zanin and his entire family in your thoughts and prayers tonight and throughout the weekend.”

Mayor Bhalla also shared via a press release, “On behalf of the City of Hoboken, I send my deepest condolences to the Zanin family and the entire Hoboken Police Department for the tragic loss of Sgt. Peter Zanin,” said Mayor Ravi Bhalla. “I am fortunate for having the privilege of getting to know Sgt. Zanin. He was not a man of pretense, but rather a man who exhibited quiet grace and humility. He was kind human and a gentle soul. Sgt. Zanin wore his uniform proudly and served our community with honor. His loss is a tremendous loss for the city. May his soul rest in peace.”

The Hoboken Police Superior Officers Association also shared their sentiments.

“Today we mourn the loss of our brother, Sgt. Pete ‘Peachy’ Zanin,” said the Hoboken Police Superior Officers Association. “We pray for strength and grace for his family, especially his wife and children, as they bear this unimaginable loss. We are grateful to the community for their continued support.”

Sgt. Zanin was known for his charitable efforts in Hoboken, helping to coordinate the annual toy drive through the police department in Hoboken and coordinating with local departments to help families in need.

Our sincerest and deepest condolences to his family and the Hoboken Police Department. We will keep you updated should there be any ways to help support his wife and young family as they develop, as well as a way to give back through the HPD’s annual toy drive this year.

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