A New Jersey State Trooper tragically dies during a training exercise

A New Jersey State Trooper tragically dies during a training exercise pic

May 6, 2024

Trooper Marcellus E. Bethea of Troop D Moorestown Station served with New Jersey State Police for over eight years and was a member of the 156th State Police Class and was stationed with Troop D in Moorestown.

According to officials, Trooper II Marcellus E. Bethea died on Sunday during a training exercise to join the TEAMS Unit, which is one of the agency's most demanding units.

The TEAMS unit has a rigorous selection process, according to the State Police website. It only has 30 members statewide that respond to special emergencies such as SWAT incidents, rescue operations, counter-terrorism operations, and underwater search and recovery.

Trooper Bethea was described, by Colonel Patrick Callahan, as embodying honor, duty, and fidelity in its highest form though his commitment and passion for serving the citizens of New Jersey.Line