Trooper II Marcellus E. Bethea

Trooper II Marcellus E. Bethea

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, May 5, 2024

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Marcellus E. Bethea

Trooper II Marcellus Bethea collapsed and died while training at the Ewing Headquarters Division at 1040 River Road in Ewing Township.

Trooper Bethea was training to join Teams Unit One, the New Jersey State Police SWAT Team.

Trooper Bethea had served with the New Jersey State Police for eight years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 7829

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness



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May your family, friends, colleagues, and community find the strength and resolve to carry on in your physical absence and continue to spread the goodness to which you were so selflessly committed. You were among the best humanity has to offer. Your dedication to service and your ultimate sacrifice shall not be forgotten. God Bless You. Your Family, & Friends.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

June 7, 2024

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