Cranford children hold funeral for neighborhood squirrel

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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.

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