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Funeral for New Jersey State Trooper Sean Cullen

A New Jersey state trooper killed when he was struck by a passing motorist last week was laid to rest.

The funeral for Trooper Sean Cullen was held Monday at noon at St. Charles Borromeo Church on 2500 Branch Pike in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. Interment followed at Lakeview Memorial Park in Cinnaminson, where Cullen grew up.

The 31-year-old died Tuesday after responding Monday on Interstate 295 in Deptford Township to a car on fire. Several fire trucks and police vehicles had emergency lights on. He was walking near the crash when he was struck.

Hundreds police officers, family members and friends came to pay their respects Sunday. Cullen left behind a fiancee, 9-month-old baby boy, his parents, a sister, a brother and an older brother who is also a trooper.

New Jersey State Trooper's union president Christopher Burgos says Cullen was "fulfilling his duty, as we are expected to do" when he was hit.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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