TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Flags at all state buildings in New Jersey will be lowered to half-staff on Friday to honor a police officer who died in the gym of his department's headquarters last week.

Manchester Officer Scott Thompson (Manchester Police)

Gov. Chris Christie ordered the honor for Manchester Township Police Officer Scott Thompson. The 47-year-old died last Friday morning after collapsing while exercising.
Christie says his selfless devotion to public service and protecting others "makes him a hero and a true role model for all New Jerseyans."

Thompson is survived by his wife, Tracy, and daughters Kelsey and Sydney.

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