LINDEN — The pedestrian killed when struck by an NJ Transit train Monday morning has been identified as Officer Daniel Kuczynski of the Linden Police Department.

Kuczynski was hit by the train just after 7:30 a.m. Monday, according to a statement from the Linden department. At the time of the accident, Kuczynski was off-duty. The Linden department said the Amtrak Police Department is investigating the accident.

"As police officers, we strive to make a difference and through his work Danny had a profound impact on our city's children," Chief Jonathan Parham said. "We ask that you keep Danny's family, friends, and coworkers in your thoughts and prayers as we deal with this painful loss."

In addition to his regular duties with the department, Kuczynski had also served as the director of the Linden Police Athletic League for the past nine years.

Saying that Kuczynski "will be missed," Parham said the public is invited to a candlelight vigil to be held at Dobson Park on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Inbound service on the Northeast Corridor was suspended between Metuchen and Woodbridge, as well as between Woodbridge and Newark on the North Jersey Coast line after Kuczynski was struck. Regular service resumed around 8:45 a.m. but with 60-minute delays at that time.

Authorities have not said why they believe Kuczynski was on the tracks. NJ Transit had earlier described him as a "trespasser," a term the agency uses to stress that a person was not authorized to be on the tracks.

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