Funeral Services Today for NJ State Trooper Killed in Crash; Flags in NJ Lowered

funeral pic - flag tlsFuneral services will be held today for New Jersey State Trooper Eli McCarson, killed while responding to a call last week.

The services are scheduled to take place at Rowan University in Glassboro.

Governor Christie ordered all State buildings to fly flags at half-staff today, December 23, 2015 in recognition and mourning of the brave and loyal hero.

Trooper McCarson was born in Washington Township, New Jersey, and lived in Blackwood, New Jersey. Trooper McCarson joined the New Jersey State Police as a graduate of the 155th Class of the New Jersey State Police Academy on February 20, 2015, and was a initially assigned to Port Norris Station and then to Woodstown Station.

“Trooper McCarson was a loving and devoted husband, son, and brother, whose memory will live in the hearts of his family, friends, and fellow members of the New Jersey State Police. Trooper McCarson served his State with courage, professionalism, and commitment to the finest ideals and traditions of the New Jersey State Police. It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of Trooper McCarson, and we extend our sincere sympathy to his family, friends, and fellow members of the New Jersey State Police,” said Governor Christie.

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