Hoboken, N.J., Loses 1st Indian-American Police Officer to Cancer


Officer Madhu Chohan of the Hoboken Police Department died Oct. 30 at a Maryland hospice after losing his battle with cancer. He was 38 and is survived by his wife and daughter and an extended family of brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

“My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Chohan,” nj.com quoted Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer as saying.

“He was Hoboken’s first Indian police officer,” he said, adding, “We will always remember his service and dedication to Hoboken.”

Chohan became a police officer in 2008 and was forced to stop working immediately after being diagnosed with brain cancer in March 2012 due to the advanced stage of the disease.

He came to the United States from India when he was two, and grew up in Hoboken, graduating from Hoboken High School before also graduating from the corrections academy and police academy, his sister, Falguni Chohan told nj.com.
He also trained and competed in Aikido and taught the martial art to children.