December 2, 2020
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–West Trenton, N.J. – It is with great sadness that Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, announces that Recruit Lucas C. Homeijer, 27, of Boonton, N.J. passed away yesterday after sustaining an injury during training at the New State Police academy. On Wednesday, November 25, Recruit Homeijer, who was a member of the 161st New Jersey State Police Academy Class, was engaged in an active countermeasures/boxing bout with a fellow classmate at the State Police academy in Sea Girt Borough, Monmouth County. During the bout, he lost consciousness. Academy staff immediately stopped the exercise, rendered first aid, and contacted emergency medical services to respond. Recruit Homeijer was transported to a local area hospital where he received treatment for several days before succumbing to his injuries. The circumstances surrounding this incident are under review, and no further information is being provided at this time.