NJ officer killed in wreck while driving home from work

Peter J. Kamper was thrown from his motorcycle when he struck a deer

By Police1 Staff

WAYNE, N.J. — An officer was killed while on his way home from work when his motorcycle collided with a deer.

Peter J. Kamper, 40, had just finished a fill-in shift at the department Wednesday when he struck the deer and was thrown from his motorcycle, NJ.com reported. He was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Kamper, a 13-year veteran of the department, was the lead firearms instructor and helped the department stay compliant with state guidelines. The 6-foot 7-inch sergeant was known for his kindness and passion for the New Jersey Special Olympics, where he participated as a volunteer for years.

“As big as he was, that’s how big his heart was,” Police Chief Moises Agosto said. "He was a jack-of-all-trades. He's going to be missed dearly."

Kamper is survived by his wife, parents and brother.

The crash is still under investigation.


It is with great sorrow that the Pompton Lakes Police Department announces the untimely passing of Sgt. Peter Kamper. ...

Posted by Pompton Lakes Police on Wednesday, August 9, 2017


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