Hundreds Attend Funeral for Trooper Fatally Struck by Car

CINNAMINSON, N.J. (AP) -
New Jersey State Troopers stand at attention at the funeral of Trooper Sean Cullen  in Cinnaminson, N.J., on Monday. (John Ziomek/Camden Courier-Post via AP)
New Jersey State Troopers stand at attention at the funeral of Trooper Sean Cullen in Cinnaminson, N.J., on Monday. (John Ziomek/Camden Courier-Post via AP)

A New Jersey state trooper who was fatally struck by a passing motorist last week has been laid to rest.

Hundreds of mourners gathered Monday in Cinnaminson for Sean Cullen’s funeral. The 31-year-old trooper, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, had been a trooper for about two years.

Cullen died Tuesday, a day after he was injured on Interstate 295 in Deptford Township while responding to a car fire. Several fire and police vehicles had emergency lights on, and Cullen was walking near the crash when he was struck.

N.J. State Trooper Sean Cullen (New Jersey State Police via AP)
N.J. State Trooper Sean Cullen (New Jersey State Police via AP)

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadano attended the funeral in place of Gov. Chris Christie, who was campaigning out of state for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday. It was the third funeral for an officer that Christie has missed since December.