We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his family and loved ones, and pledge our continued support to his family during this most difficult time.”
His death is the result of a motor vehicle crash on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at approximately 10:53 am. On that day, Lacey Police Department received a report of a serious one vehicle crash on Dover Road. The subsequent investigation revealed that Detective Stevens, 44, of Forked River was on duty driving eastbound on Dover Road in a 2004 Honda Civic under-cover vehicle when for some unknown reason he veered abruptly across the westbound lane, off the road striking a tree.
Det. Stevens was flown to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he had remained in critical condition until today. With family and loved ones at his side he was pronounced at 3:32 this morning.
Det. Stevens would have served fifteen years this April with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. Funeral arrangements will be provided when they are available.