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Officer Michael P. Cullinane, Sr. | Sea Isle City Police Department, New Jersey Sea Isle City Police Department, New Jersey

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Michael P. Cullinane, Sr.

Sea Isle City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 26, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 14

Military veteran

Cause: Exposure to toxins

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Officer Michael Cullinane died when he attempted to rescue an unconscious worker from a construction pit at 26th Street and Landis Avenue and was overcome by lethal gasses.

Just the day before, Officer Cullinane was an integral part of the rescue efforts that saved another construction worker's life at the very same job site.

Officer Cullinane was a reserve member of the New Jersey Air National Guard 177th Fighter Interceptor Unit where he served as a Staff Sergeant (E6) on the Security Police unit. He had served with the Sea Isle City Police Department for 11 years and was survived by his wife, son, mother, five sisters, and three brothers.

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Academy classmate and a great guy. We remain diminished by your loss. Rest easy brother.

Mike Boyle, Captain (RET)
NJ Fish & Wildlife, Bur. of Law Enforcement
August 27, 2017

 

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