N.J. battalion chief dies following shift

John Ruddy served with the Jersey City Fire Department for 27 years

Duty Death: John T. Ruddy - [Jersey City, New Jersey]

End of Service: 12/08/2021

By Leila Merrill

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Jersey City Battalion Chief John Ruddy died Wednesday morning shortly after a 24-hour shift, according to Firefighterclosecalls.com.

Ruddy had gotten home, had a medical emergency, was taken to a hospital where life-saving measures were taken, and he passed away there.

He joined the fire department in 1994.

Ruddy is survived by his wife and a daughter. He father is a retired battalion chief with the Jersey City Fire Department.



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