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Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura at the Essex County 9-11 Memorial ceremony in West Orange on September 11, 2018. (Photo: New Jersey Globe.)

Rice Tribute: Armando Fontoura

By David Wildstein, March 15 2023 2:52 pm

Essex County Sheriff Armando Fountoura released the following statement on the death of former State Sen. Ronald Rice:

“I had the honor and privilege to work alongside then Det. Rice in the Newark Police Department. Ron was a no nonsense, straight shooting, great street cop.  I had the continued privilege of witnessing Ron Rice carry that same approach to the world of politics. Ron’s departure from the Newark Police Department for political service was their loss but the people of NJ’s gain. Ron was a tireless advocate for the people of NJ, especially those in need. Once elected Sheriff, I would hear more from Ron to advocate for his constituents than all the other elected officials combined.”

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