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Allen/Sweeney Bill Designating ‘State Trooper Sean E. Cullen Memorial Highway’ Passes Senate

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The New Jersey Senate took action to memorialize a former New Jersey State Trooper killed in the line of duty. The bill, sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) and Senate President Steve Sweeney would honor Trooper Sean Cullen by naming a section of Route 295 in his memory.

Senate President Sweeney and Sen. Diane Allen’s bill designates a portion of Route 295 as “State Trooper Sean E. Cullen Memorial Highway.” Trooper Cullen, a native of Cinnaminson – a town within Sen. Allen’s district, was tragically killed in the line of duty last year. (Facebook/NJSP)

“Trooper Cullen was a devoted son, brother, and soon-to-be husband and father to an infant son,” Senator Allen (R-Burlington) said. “Our community banded together to support his young family after he tragically died in the line of duty. He was our hometown hero and a remarkable role model for new law enforcement officers in this state. Renaming part of Route 295 in his memory is the least we can do to honor his dedicated service to the people of New Jersey.”

The Senators’ bill, S-3244, would designate a portion of Interstate Highway Route 295 in West Deptford Township as the “State Trooper Sean E. Cullen Memorial Highway” in honor of State Trooper Sean Cullen, who was tragically killed in the line of duty while responding to a traffic accident on Interstate Highway Route 295 in West Deptford Township.

“Trooper Cullen gave his life in the line of duty serving the needs of others in a courageous act where he made the ultimate sacrifice” said Senator Sweeney. “We ask our law enforcement officers and emergency response workers to put themselves in harm’s way, as Trooper Cullen and so many other troopers do every day,”

On March 8, 2016, State Trooper Cullen tragically lost his life on Interstate Highway Route 295, in West Deptford Township, New Jersey, while on duty responding to a motor vehicle accident and subsequent motor vehicle fire.

S-3244 is one of multiple bills sponsored by Senator Allen to support New Jersey’s State Troopers, including recently-enacted legislation to provide death benefits to all surviving children of deceased State Troopers and public safety workers. For more information on these efforts, click here and here.

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