Hundreds of law enforcement officers turned out Friday to pay their respects to a southern New Jersey police officer killed in the line of duty.

Officer Christopher Reeves' casket was taken by pallbearers out of Lakeside Middle School in Millville. A procession to Mount Pleasant Cemetery followed, where he was laid to rest in a private ceremony.

Authorities say the 40-year-old died Sunday when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle that was being pursued after it had hit another police car.

Another patrolman in Reeves' vehicle was injured.

Authorities have charged 23-year-old Timothy Seidel of Commercial Township with aggravated manslaughter, vehicular homicide and aggravated assault.

Reeves is survived by his wife, who also is a Millville police officer, and their 2-year-old son.

 

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