Anthony Burgos, 34-years-old, immigrated to the United States when he was only 10-years-old from his birth country of Peru. His family resettled in Paterson, where Mr Burgos grew up, and later became a police officer.
In 2011, he along with many other police officers was laid off from Paterson Police Department; the 34-year-old at that time had devoted 2 years of his life as a law enforcement official. During his time off, Mr Burgos helped his wife raise their 6-year-old daughter; his wife is expecting another child next year.
On Tuesday, Anthony Burgos was sworn in as a police officers next door in Fair Lawn — both his daughter and wife were present during the oath.