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Ridgewood Christmas tree honors fallen Waldwick police officer

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Workers from Downes Tree Service place Ridgewood’s Christmas tree at the intersection of East Ridgewood Avenue and South Broad Street.

Ridgewood Christmas tree honors fallen Waldwick police officer

DECEMBER 4, 2014    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014, 2:09 PM
BY LAURA HERZOG
STAFF WRITER |
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

Ridgewood’s Christmas tree will be lit this Friday at 8 p.m., as tradition dictates.

Adding to the tradition this year is a particularly special, and seasonally appropriate, gesture.

The tree was taken from the Midland Park home of the uncle and aunt of Waldwick Police Officer Christopher Goodell, who was 32 years old and engaged to be married when he lost his life this past summer in a tragic car accident while he was on the job.

The tree is meant to honor the beloved police officer, ringing in the true meaning of the season.

In the same spirit, the Goodell family has been invited by the village to help light the tree on Friday night.

https://www.northjersey.com/community-news/community-events-and-announcements/tribute-in-ridgewood-to-waldwick-officer-sign-of-the-season-1.1146671

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Downtown for the Holidays Celebration

Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration Friday, December 5 from 5:30 to 9:00PM – Santa and live entertainment

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