By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog
31-year-old New Jersey State Trooper Sean Cullen‘s death was announced Tuesday through the State Police’s Facebook page, Save Jerseyans:
His family members and numerous troopers and law enforcement personnel from several different agencies held vigil late into the night at the hospital. Doctors pronounced him deceased shortly after 12:30 a.m. Colonel Rick Fuentes broke the news to those gathered in a waiting room.”
The Trooper succumbed to head injuries after being struck by a driver on I-295 in West Deptford.
“Every day, the men and women of the New Jersey State Police put their lives on the line to protect our citizens,” said Governor Chris Christie in a statement. “The sudden and tragic loss of New Jersey State Trooper Sean Cullen reminds us how fragile life truly is and the dangers police officers face daily on the job. As we mourn his passing, Mary Pat and I extend our heartfelt condolences to Trooper Cullen’s loved ones and his New Jersey State Police family during this sad time.”
Trooper Cullen is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1985. He attended Cinnaminson High School and worked for the Westampton Township Police before joining the New Jersey State Police in 2014. He was stationed in Bellmawr as part of the 154th State Police Class before this week’s tragic incident.
The entire Save Jersey family offers its sincerest condolences to the Trooper’s loved ones.