Support for fallen Trooper Sean Cullen continues to pour in, state police say
Two weeks after Trooper Sean Cullen was laid to rest, NJ State Police say they continue to receive letters of support and condolences from all over the United States and Canada.
"Although it's been close to three weeks since the tragic line of duty death of Trooper Sean Cullen, letters of support from across the nation and Canada continue to pour in," NJ State Police said in a Facebook post Monday.
Cullen, 31, was killed in the line of duty as he stood along Route 295 while responding to an accident and car fire on March 7. The Cinnaminson resident who was born in Dublin, Ireland, was engaged to be married and had a 9-month-old son.
Cullen was a member of the 154th State Police Class and was stationed at Bellmawr Station. He had been a trooper for about two years. Prior to joining the State Police Cullen was a member of the Mount Holly and Westampton police departments.
A GoFundMe page was created following the trooper's death to offer financial assistance to Cullen’s fiancee and young son, and has already raised more than $170,000.
State police said since Cullen's death, they've received an outpouring of support in the form of letters as well as blankets, Bibles and sympathy cards directed at law enforcement as well as the Cullen family.
"We would like to publicly thank everyone for such considerate and thoughtful gestures. It has not gone unnoticed," NJ State Police said in a Facebook post.
In a statement, NJ State Police said Col. Rick Fuentes has been sending "personally signed thank you notes" to those who have reached out to the NJSP and the Cullen family with messages of support and condolences.
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