TRENTON (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie will be returning to New Hampshire after attending a funeral for a New Jersey State Police trooper killed in an on-duty crash.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie responds to questions before the True Blue benefit celebrity softball game at Yankee Stadium (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Christie is scheduled to attend Anthony Raspa's service on Thursday morning at St. Matthias Church in Somerset.

The 24-year-old was killed after his cruiser struck a dear while patrolling a stretch of I-195 in Monmouth County.

The potential Republican presidential contender will then return to the early-voting state of New Hampshire for another campaign-style swing.

He'll attend an evening fundraiser in Manchester for the city's mayor before holding another town hall event at a VFW hall in Derry.

On Friday, Christie will participate in a discussion focused on drug rehabilitation.

Christie says he will make a final decision about whether he's running later this month.

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