New Jersey State Trooper Dies During Training

Tragedy struck at the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) Headquarters in Ewing, Mercer County, as a state trooper, Marcellus Bethea, lost his life during a training session, as confirmed by Governor Phil Murphy.

Governor Murphy expressed deep sorrow at the loss, extending condolences to Bethea’s family. Bethea, a former student of Burlington Regional High School, was undergoing training to join the prestigious TEAMS Unit, according to New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin.

Platkin honored Bethea’s memory, highlighting his dedication to serving the state despite the risks involved in law enforcement. Bethea, stationed at the NJSP Troop “D” in Moorestown, had served as a state trooper for eight years and was part of the 156th State Police Class.

The circumstances surrounding Bethea’s death are currently under investigation, as announced by Governor Murphy.

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