A veteran Neptune Township police officer died Wednesday morning whereas off-obligation, Chief of Police James M. Hunt stated in a press release.
Officer John Jackson Jr. was forty eight years previous and a resident of Tinton Falls who had served almost 20 years on the pressure, Hunt stated. The Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Workplace was investigating the explanation for dying however Hunt stated the circumstances weren’t suspicious.
“Police Officer Jackson was an integral a part of our regulation enforcement staff and a member of our household at giant. His dying is a shock to us all, and we provide our full help and condolences to his household, pals and colleagues,” stated Hunt.
Jackson has acquired a number of honors throughout his profession. In 2010, he earned a commendation from the Terrorist Screening Middle in Washington, D.C. for his work figuring out a recognized or suspected terrorist. That very same yr he was acknowledged by the state Division of Freeway Visitors Security Prime Gun DWI Enforcement Program and in addition earned the Distinguished Service Award from Moms Towards Drunk Driving.
“Daily, as an officer, you could have made a profound distinction together with your excellent service in answering the wants of your group. Your unceasing dedication to the lifesaving efforts of maintaining our roads protected from the impaired driver and underage drinker, is an inspiration to everybody…It’s our objective to make sure your realization of how tremendously you matter to us, and to your group,” the group stated when it introduced the award.
Jackson was a parishioner at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Ocean Grove, the place he was additionally a member of the lifeguard squad. The Navy veteran additionally served on the hearth division.
“Police Officer Jackson’s presence locally and inside our ranks might be deeply missed,” Hunt stated.
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