TRIBUTE: A memorial service is scheduled tomorrow for Capt. James Tallia, a retired Allendale police captain who became an instructor for generations of law enforcement officers.
Tallia continued to work at the Bergen County Police Academy Range until a week before going into the hospital for the final time. He was 85 years old when he died last week.
Born in Paterson, “Jimmy” Tallia was graduated from Ramsey High School and moved to Allendale in 1958.
He devoted 57 years to law enforcement and service to the community — and to his wife, Isabel, who survives him.
Also surviving are sons Jim and Bob; daughters-in-law Kelley and Joann; and grandchildren Dalton, Michael, Connor, Alicia, Carli, Meaghan, Garrett, and Colby.
Private services were scheduled today and tomorrow.
The public service is at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute, 281 Campgaw Road in Mahwah, where Tallia was a range master.
Because of construction, everyone is asked to access the academy from the south in the Franklin Lakes, Pulis Avenue area.
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