New Jersey Police Officer Committed Suicide Following Car Crash

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MATAWAN, NJ – Veteran police officer, Edward Nortrup, lost control of his vehicle on Sunday afternoon while off duty. He crashed into parked vehicles and his car partially flipped. The crash occurred near the Matawan Municipal Community Center. According to Fox 5 NY, Nortrup shot himself while first responders were on the scene.

In a response to this tragedy a GoFundMe page has been created to benefit Nortrup’s family. Our thoughts are with Nortrup’s family and colleges in this difficult time.

Disclaimer: This post should not be construed as legal advice. The injury lawyers of Finz & Finz, P.C., regularly update our readers on the latest news in New York and Long Island to make our community safer. We are committed to helping those who’ve been hurt in accidents in our community know what to do to keep themselves and their families safe, and if you’ve been injured in an accident, we can help.