Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean) that honors a local fallen hero by naming a portion of I-195 in Howell as the “State Trooper Marc K. Castellano Memorial Highway.”
Sen. Robert Singer’s legislation designating a portion of I-195 in Howell the “State Trooper Marc K. Castellano Memorial Highway” was signed into law. (NJSP)
“Trooper Marc Castellano was a dedicated public servant who gave his life while trying to keep the people of New Jersey safe,” said Senator Singer. “The signing of this new law to rename a portion of I-195 in his honor will ensure that his sacrifice is never forgotten.”
In 2010, Trooper Castellano was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident while investigating an incident on Route 195 in Howell.
Sen. Singer’s legislation, S-470, designates a portion of Interstate Highway Route 195 in Howell as the “State Trooper Marc K. Castellano Memorial Highway,” to commemorate the memory of State Trooper Marc K. Castellano.
Born and raised in Ocean County, Trooper Castellano was awarded a scholarship from the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association.
He received his Associate Degree from Ocean County College, his Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University, and his Master’s Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
“Trooper Castellano was a loving husband, father, son, and brother whose memory will live on in the hearts of his family, friends, and fellow State Troopers,” Singer added. “Whenever people drive through Howell they’ll see Marc’s name and remember his dedication to the community.”
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