TRIBUTE: A GoFundMe page has been esablished for New Jersey State Trooper Glenny Almonte, who was killed in an overnight car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike in Ridgefield this past week.
Almonte, a 28-year-old National Guard member who was engaged to be married, was “the most humble, caring, and funniest person that you would’ve ever met,” wrote Hudson County Sheriff’s Officer Carlos Santiago, who set up the page.
“Glenny would do everything he could for anyone and especially for his beautiful parents,” Santiago ( above, right, with Almonte ). “I think that it’s our turn to repay the favor.
“No one prepares for days like this to happen, and this is why all donations will be given to the Almonte family to help in [the] funeral and any other expenses that this tragedy has brought.”
Visiting hours are from 4 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Dangler Funeral Home, 340 Main Street, West Orange.
A funeral Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gerard’s Church, 501 W Broadway, Paterson, with interment to follow in Holy Name Cemetery & Mausoleum, 823 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, where a brief service will be held inside the chapel.
Almonted (#7358), who recently moved to Lyndhurst from West New York, was in the 152nd State Police Class that was graduated from the New Jersey State Police academy in October 2013.
In his class was NJSP Trooper Anthony Raspa, who was also killed in a crash earlier this month.
Almonte was assigned to the Totowa station, where he served as a general duty trooper.
“He had 2 dreams in life: 1. To become a New Jersey State Trooper. 2. To finish his degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University,” friend Eric Crafton. “Sadly, we will never see what his ceiling was to be.
“In my opinion, there was no limit to his potential.”
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