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Update: Officer Struck And Killed on Route 17 Was Engaged and a Marine Veteran

Officer Christopher Goodell, struck and killed this morning on Route 17 in Bergen County, was a 5-year police veteran.

Waldwick Officer Christopher Goodell, 32, was struck and killed early Thursday morning by a tractor trailer while operating speed radar.

It happened just before 1:30 a.m. on Route 17 in Waldwick, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli.

The driver of the truck, 29-year-old Brooklyn resident Ryon Cumberbatch, was uninjured in the crash, according to Molinelli.

Police Chief Mark Messner said Goodell was a five-year veteran of the Walkdwick Police Department and was also a Marine Corps veteran.

He was an outstanding and proactive officer who loved his family, his fiancee, his job and his comrades, Messner said. He will be sorely missed.

Read more at: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/07/17/waldwick-police-officer-killed-in-crash-with-tractor-trailer/

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