ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A Roselle Park Police Officer, 39 years of age shot himself in the head after being involved in an accident in Matawan, Sunday afternoon 

According to Roselle Park Police Chief Daniel J. McCaffery, while the accident was being investigated the officer removed a gun in his possession and fired one shot killing himself on scene.  

“We are grieving as a department for the loss of our officer,” said Chief McCaffery.

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The investigation is ongoing and being conducted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

The name of the officer is being withheld at this time. We will update this story as more information becomes available. 

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