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BREAKING: Off-duty Ocean County police officer tragically dies in Lakewood

An off-duty police officer from Ocean County has died after being hospitalized from a construction site in Lakewood this afternoon, authorities confirmed to TLS.

Shortly after 1 PM, emergency personnel were called to a construction site in Lakewood for the reports of someone in cardiac arrest.

Upon arrival, they found CPR being performed on a man on a backhoe, police say.

The man, later identified as an active Barnegat police officer, was transported to Ocean Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the man owned a construction company, and it appears the cardiac arrest was caused by a medical episode. He was approximately 40 years old.

The incident is under investigation.

(The family has been notified as of this post.)

 

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