Longtime Country Sheriff Kills Himself in Busy Restaurant

Passaic, New Jersey – The Passaic County Sheriff, Richard Berdnik, was discovered dead in an apparent suicide on January 23 at Toros, a renowned Turkish restaurant in Clifton. As authorities investigate the circumstances surrounding his tragic death, the community mourns the loss of a respected law enforcement figure who dedicated nearly 30 years to serving and protecting others. Eyewitnesses at the bustling eatery reported that Berdnik entered the restroom only to hear a gunshot moments …

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