Police Officer Luke Lyons was just 31 years old when he lost his life on a New Jersey roadway. He accomplished a lot in his short time with us and leaves behind his wife Selvete of 11 years and two young children.

Millburn police officer Luke Lyons
Millburn police officer Luke Lyons and family (Millburn Local 34 PBA and SOA)

The young officer was traveling south on Route 15 in Jefferson Township in the early afternoon last Sunday when he crashed. Details of the crash have not been released but we know it was a single-vehicle crash near the truck entrance of Picatinny Arsenal.

Officer Lyons served in the United States Marine Corps before joining the Picatinny Arsenal Police Force. His most recent tour of duty was with the Milburn Police Department where he served as a drone instructor. All this while being a cancer survivor.

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Millburn police officer Luke Lyons (NJ PBA) (Millburn PBA)
Millburn police officer Luke Lyons (NJ PBA) (Millburn PBA)

New Jersey has lost one of its finest peace officers. If you are able to help his young family with the mounting bills and uncertain future without their dad and husband, please click the link HERE.

Milburn Police Officer and US Marine Luke Lyons. End of Watch: Sunday, May 19th, 2024

UPDATED: Memorial Day Parades in New Jersey 2024 (alphabetical)

New Jersey remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice on Memorial Day with parades, solemn services, reenactments and fairs. Most events take place Monday, May 27 unless otherwise noted and are subject to change without notice here.

Add your community's parade to our list with an email to dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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