Funeral held for Waldwick police officer killed in crash
HO-HO-KUS (AP) — Family, friends and hundreds of police officers paid their respects to a Waldwick police officer who died in the line of duty.
Gov. Chris Christie was among mourners at St. Luke’s Church in Ho-Ho-Kus Tuesday for Waldwick Officer Christopher Goodell’s funeral.
Authorities say the 32-year-old was checking for speeders when a tractor-trailer crashed into his unmarked patrol car that was parked in the shoulder on Thursday.
The five-year veteran of the police force was recently engaged and was a Marine Corps veteran.
The driver of the 18-wheeler, 28-year-old Ryon Cumberbatch of Brooklyn, New York, pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide on Monday.
It was the second funeral in less than a week for a police officer who was killed in the line of duty in New Jersey.
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