Lieutenant Matthew D. Razukas

Lieutenant Matthew D. Razukas

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Matthew D. Razukas

Lieutenant Matthew Razukas died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Galloway Station at 2 East Jimmy Leeds Road in Galloway.

Lieutenant Razukas had served with the New Jersey State Police for over 20 years. He had previously served with the United States Park Police. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 20 years, 2 months
  • Badge 5939

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, July 12, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19


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willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
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Javier Cornejo
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City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 18, 2021

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