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New Jersey police officer dies in rear-end crash

July 18, 2014 • National News


A fire department official places bunting under the police department sign at the Waldwick Public Safety Building in Waldwick, N.J. on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in memory of Police Officer Christopher Goodell, with Memorial Day wreaths already in place. Goodell, 32, was killed in his unmarked police car on the shoulder of Rt. 17 South when it was hit by a tractor-trailer earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Northjersey.com, Kevin R. Wexler)

WALDWICK, N.J. (AP) — A police officer checking for speeders was killed when a tractor-trailer that didn’t try to stop rear-ended his parked car on a highway shoulder early Thursday, making him the second officer to die in the line of duty in the state this week, prosecutors said.

Officer Christopher Goodell was operating radar on Route 17 at about 1:30 a.m. when the truck went onto the shoulder and struck his unmarked car, pushing it into a Login to read more

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