Patrolman Joseph Wargo



Joseph Wargo was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk driver on I-80, near exit 30, at about 1:00 am.
The drunk driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control and crossed the median. The vehicle struck Patrolman Wargo’s patrol car head-on and pushed it into a wooded area. Patrolman Wargo was flown to a

nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The drunk driver was charged with aggravated manslaughter, vehicular homicide, and several other offenses.

Patrolman Wargo had served with the Mount Arlington Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his wife.

Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Date of Incident: October 16, 2011



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