Cranford children hold funeral for neighborhood squirrel

Posted: Updated:
CRANFORD -

A Cranford police officer received an invitation that he never expected to get.

A group of children on Stratford Terrace flagged down Officer Matthew Siessel while he was on patrol earlier this week to ask him to attend a funeral for a beloved neighborhood squirrel named Peanut.

Officer Siessel said that he would be honored to attend and also gave the children a tour of his squad car.

The children set up a memorial by a tree with signs that said “R.I.P.” and “We will remember you.”

Cranford police says that this was certainly a first for any of their officers.

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Parts of NJ see up to 8 inches of snow as storm makes messy commute

    Parts of NJ see up to 8 inches of snow as storm makes messy commute

    New Jersey is experiencing its first bout of snowy weather for the season, even though the first day of winter is over a month away.

    New Jersey is experiencing its first bout of snowy weather for the season, even though the first day of winter is over a month away.

  • SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Schools Closings and Delays

    SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Schools Closings and Delays

    Closings and delaysClosings and delays

    Some schools and educational programs have announced closings or have adjusted their schedules due to the storm.

    Some schools and educational programs have announced closings or have adjusted their schedules due to the storm.

  • WATCH: Snow coming down hard in Bergen County

    WATCH: Snow coming down hard in Bergen County

    Thursday, November 15 2018 4:25 PM EST2018-11-15 21:25:11 GMT
    Bergen County SnowBergen County Snow

    News 12 New Jersey’s Marci Rubin is in northern New Jersey checking out the conditions of the first major snowfall of the season.

    News 12 New Jersey’s Marci Rubin is in northern New Jersey checking out the conditions of the first major snowfall of the season.

  • New Jersey SlideshowsSlideshowsMore>>

  • 2018 Country Music Award Association Awards

    2018 Country Music Award Association Awards

    Photos from the 2018 Country Music Award Association Awards on Nov. 14, 2018.

    Photos from the 2018 Country Music Award Association Awards on Nov. 14, 2018.

  • The 'worst toys' for the holidays, according to safety group

    The 'worst toys' for the holidays, according to safety group

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 6:35 PM EST2018-11-13 23:35:07 GMT

    A Black Panther “slash claw” and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.

    A Black Panther “slash claw” and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.

  • Deadly wildfire devastates Northern California town

    Deadly wildfire devastates Northern California town

    The Northern California wildfire has killed at least 42 people, making it the deadliest in state history.

    The Northern California wildfire has killed at least 42 people, making it the deadliest in state history.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."