On January 4th, The New Jersey State Police notified TRPD of a serious crash involving one of our officers. Twenty eight year old Officer Brett Hansen was traveling on the Garden State Parkway in his personal vehicle near mile marker 90. He was off duty at the time his vehicle collided with a large truck. Officer Hansen, who has been assigned to the patrol division since being hired in August 2015, sustained life threatening injuries. He is being treated at a local medical facility and is expected to undergo numerous surgeries. We anticipate an extensive recovery for Officer Hansen with rapidly mounting medical costs. We will be announcing more information in the future as it becomes available.
A crowdfunding site to assist the family will be set up in the near future. In the meantime, donations can be made to the “Brett Hansen Fund” Mailed to Toms River PBA #137, P.O. Box 5011, Toms River NJ 08754