Police Officer Christopher Dennis Cronin

Police Officer Christopher Dennis Cronin

Old Bridge Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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Christopher Dennis Cronin

Police Officer Chris Cronin died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Cronin had served with the Old Bridge Township Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, father, and brother. His father and brother also served with the agency.


The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 900 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Almighty and eternal God, we ask You to be with the family of Police Officer Christopher D. Cronin of the Old Bridge Township NJ Police Department. Even as Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, was moved to weep over the death of his friend Lazarus, so we know You are touched by the tears of those who mourn the loss of Police Officer Christopher D. Cronin. In Your divine providence, fill the aching void in our hearts with Your comforting presence and grant peace through the assurance of Your love and care. In the mighty and holy name of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

During His three (3) year ministry, the Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed, “Blessed are those who make peace. They will be called God’s children.” [Matthew 5:9 GW]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, RPP, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
United States Grace Force – GOD STRONG”

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

June 4, 2021

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