Funeral arrangements set for Somerset officer

Somerset Police Chief Joseph Ferreira announced the death of Patrolman B.J. Voss, a two-year veteran of the department.

Voss collapsed while off-duty in Warwick on Saturday evening, shortly after finishing a 15-hour shift.

He was pronounced dead at Kent Hospital.

The 35 year-old Voss leaves behind a wife and two sons.

Chief Ferreira knew Patrolman Voss for more than a decade, and described him in a statement as, "an extraordinary family man and a truly dedicated hard worker who loved his family, his friends, his job and the Town of Somerset."

Ferreira went on to say, "(Voss') life ambition was to be a police officer and we were extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with him, and get to know him as a great person. He was tenacious in performing his duties in the most respectful and professional manner."

Calling Hours for Officer Voss will be Thursday, Sept. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hathaway Funeral Home, 900 Buffington Street in Somerset.

A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church, 386 Luther Ave. in Somerset. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery on Country Street.