A Final Goodbye to Millville Cop

Hundreds gather for funeral for veteran NJ police officer killed in crash

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    Hundreds of law enforcement officers paid their respects to fallen Millville Police officer Christopher Reeves on Friday. Officer Reeves was killed Sunday when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle being pursued. NBC10's Doug Shimell shares the emotional story. (Published Friday, Jul 13, 2012)

    Hundreds of law enforcement officers paid their respects Friday to a South Jersey cop killed in the line of duty.

    Officer Christopher Reeves was killed early Sunday when the 40-year-old officer's patrol car was struck by a vehicle that was being pursued after it had hit another police car.

    Another patrolman in Reeves' vehicle was injured.

    Reeves' widow Sue -- herself a Millville cop -- was comforted by friends and fellow officers outside her husband’s viewing at Lakeside Middle School in Millville. A memorial service followed before Reeves was laid to rest at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

    “He was a wonderful cop, a wonderful person and has a wonderful family -- it was just heartbreaking,” said friend Doug Larosa.

    Officers from around the area, many who had never met Reeves, came to Millville to pay their final respects.

    Authorities charged Timothy Seidel, 23, of Commercial Township with aggravated manslaughter, vehicular homicide and aggravated assault. Seidel recently took his civil service test in a hope to become a Millville cop.

    Reeves, who was also a marina, is survived by his wife and their son Alexander who just recently turned 2 years old.