Trooper Sean Cullen
New Jersey State Police, New Jersey
End of Watch: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: March 7, 2016
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Colonel Joseph Fuentes
New Jersey State Police
PO Box 7068
West Trenton, NJ 08628
Phone: (609) 882-2000
Trooper Sean Cullen was struck and killed by a vehicle while assisting at the scene of a vehicle fire.
Trooper Cullen had responded to a vehicle fire with injuries that occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 295 in Deptford Township. He was outside of his cruiser and walking near the scene of the fire when he was struck by a passing vehicle. Trooper Cullen was transported to Cooper University Hospital in Camden where he died from his injuries.
The driver of the vehicle who struck Trooper Cullen remained at the scene.
Trooper Cullen had served with the New Jersey State Police for two years and was assigned to the Bellmawr Station.
DEPTFORD TWP. — A trooper struck by a vehicle while responding to a car fire Monday night has died of his injuries, New Jersey State Police confirmed this morning.
Trooper Sean Cullen, 31, was struck around 8:15 p.m. as he was walking near the crash scene on Interstate 295 southbound near milepost 23.4 at the scene of a car fire.
He was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital with head injuries where he died around 12:30 this morning, police said in an announcement.
The 22-year-old woman who struck him stopped immediately and is cooperating with police, authorities said. No charges had been filed as of Tuesday morning and police have not yet identified the driver.
She and another woman were taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, according to 6ABC. No information on their conditions has been released.
Several police and fire vehicles were already at the fire scene with emergency lights activated when Cullen was struck, police noted in their announcement. It is not yet clear if Cullen was on the shoulder or in the lanes of travel on the highway.
Members of Cullen’s family, several troopers and members of other law enforcement agencies held a vigil late into the evening at the hospital, police said
Cullen was a member of the 154th State Police Class and was stationed at the Bellmawr Station. He had been a trooper for about two years. As a senior at Cinnaminson High School he also participated in the State police’s youth training program.