Union City remembers Officer Ricky Fernandez during Police Week

It was a bittersweet day in Union City as we remember the late officer Ricardo “Ricky” Fernandez. Officer Fernandez’s untimely passing happened back in December of 2016. Ricky was an officer for the Union City Police Department for over 20 years, so in honor of police week, Mayor Stack and the commissioners as well as Police Chief Richard Molinari felt that this ceremony should be held in his memory.

The ceremony was a street dedication which revealed a new street named after Ricky Fernandez. His wife Lillian Fernandez and children Marc Anthony and Isabella were given a replica of the sign as well as awards from the police department and motorcycle club. His wife was also accompanied by Fernandez’s sisters Kathleen Colatrella and Elsida Mazariegos.

Ricky was a huge motorcycle fan and according to his brother Rafael was one of his favorite things about his job. The ceremony was held on the same street as the motor cycle garage and the street was lined up with police motorcycles in his memory.

Ricky was a beloved member of the community and will always be remembered.

Comments (58)

God has another angel. Rest in peace. Bless his family.

R.I.P. My brother we got it from here.

What a great job. UC PD well done.

Use to be Celia Cruz way b4.

Bless him and his family! Rest in Peace!

Ricardo Fernández ? Si el murió en diciembre

My heart still stings with your lost. One day brother you and I will reunite…. We will all proudly pay the ultimate price….. God bless my sister and your children….

Forever rest in peace my brother god bless you and your family well done Union City

I’m so pound how Uc police and mayor honor my brother Ricky! May you be in eternal peace. Love you alway

My condolences to his family and friends!!!


Ricky would b proud to see how his brothers are keeping his memory alive!!! Outstanding human being and police office!!!

May He Rest In Peace.

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