Funeral services set for N.J. trooper killed in roadside accident

New Jersey State Police Trooper Sean Cullen is shown died early Tuesday after being struck by a passing car while responding to an automobile accident on a New Jersey highway.  (New Jersey State Police via AP)

New Jersey State Police Trooper Sean Cullen is shown died early Tuesday after being struck by a passing car while responding to an automobile accident on a New Jersey highway. (New Jersey State Police via AP)

Mourners will gather in Cinnaminson Monday to remember New Jersey State Trooper Sean Cullen, who was killed in the line of duty last week.

Cullen was investigating a vehicle fire on the side of I-295 in West Deptford March 7 when he was hit by a passing car. He was transported to a Camden hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver who hit Cullen stopped and cooperated with police following the accident.

Cullen, who was born in Ireland, leaves behind a fiancée and a 9-month-old son.

The accident had some people reiterating the importance of New Jersey’s “move over” law, which requires drivers to slow down and change lanes if possible when they see emergency lights flashing on the side of the road.

“It makes all the sense in the world,” said Sen. James Holzapfel, who helped write the law. “For the police officer, for the person working on the highway, for everybody’s safety.”

State Senators Diane Allen and Anthony Bucco said Friday they will introduce a bill to change the name of the “move over” law to memorialize Sean Cullen.

Gov. Chris Christie ordered flags at all state buildings to fly at half-staff on Monday in memory of Cullen.

Funeral services will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Cinnaminson.

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