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Police band member dies in St. Pat's parade

Bergen Police Pipes & Drums
Bergen Police Pipes & Drums
A member of the Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen County collapsed on Tuesday while marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade and died of an apparent heart attack, police say.

Steve Dunne, 59, a tenor drummer and retired New York City court officer, collapsed near 75th Street. He was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital shortly after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

According to drum sergeant Jim McMorrow, Dunne was a founding member of the band in 1992. McMorrow said that Dunne was single and had no children.