Barnegat Police officer who died in Lakewood identified

The officer who tragically died in Lakewood yesterday, has been identified as Patrolman Alex Hoffman.

The Department released the following statement:

It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely death of Patrolman Alex Hoffman. Ptl. Hoffman died off-duty, doing what he always did– working hard to provide for his wife and two children.

Ptl. Hoffman served with the BTPD for nearly 17 years, starting his career with us in May of 2003.

Ptl. Hoffman was always here to serve the Barnegat community however he could. During Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Alex donated his personally owned 2.5 ton truck to be used by the agency. That truck was used to conduct high-water rescues at the peak of the storm, saving lives.

Ptl. Hoffman also dedicated his time to obtaining surplus equipment for the agency– procuring over $500,000 dollars worth of high-water rescue and off-road vehicles for our Township, free of charge.

The BTPD appreciates the huge outpouring of support from the Barnegat community, and from our brothers and sisters in the law enforcement community.

Our thoughts are with Alex’s wife, children, family, and friends as they navigate this incredibly difficult time.

This content, and any other content on TLS, may not be republished or reproduced without prior permission from TLS. Copying or reproducing our content is both against the law and against Halacha. To inquire about using our content, including videos or photos, email us at [email protected].

Stay up to date with our news alerts by following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

**Click here to join over 15,000 receiving our Whatsapp Status updates!**

**Click here to join the official TLS WhatsApp Community!**

Got a news tip? Email us at [email protected], Text 415-857-2667, or WhatsApp 609-661-8668.


  1. It is difficult to imagine the pain that Officer Hoffman’s family must be going through. He sounds like he was a wonderful person- a blessing to his family and the police force. Praying for them to have strength.

  2. I didn’t know Patrolman Hoffman but it sounds like he was an authentic person dedicated to his family and community. What a loss. May his blessed memory be a source of comfort and ongoing inspiration for his family and all who knew and loved him.
    Rest In Peace Alex Hoffman.
    Yerach Ben Yomo

Comments are closed.