Community Mourns Loss of Brick Police Officer

BRICK-  Patrolman Kristopher DeMarco of the Brick Township Police Department lost his fight against cancer this weekend.
“The Brick Township Police regrets to announce the passing of Patrolman Kristopher DeMarco following his courageous battle against pancreatic cancer,” the department said in a statement. “Kris was hired by the Brick Township Police Department on August 5, 2003. ”

He attended and graduated from the Ocean County Police Academy Class #81. During the course of his career, Kris was assigned primarily to the midnight shift, where he served as a field  training officer.

Kris also served the Brick Township Police Department as a background investigator and as an assistant to the department’s training unit.

Kris was a member of the Brick Township Police Department’s Special Emergency Response Team since January 2007. Kris was also assigned to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Group from 2009 – 2010.

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Additionally, Kris served the Policeman’s Benevolent Association Local #230. He served as the Financial Secretary on the PBA 230’s Executive Board and he was an active member of numerous charitable committees. Kris earned the Policeman of the Year Award in 2007. He also earned several other Awards and Chief’s Certificates during the course of his decorated career which include:
Meritorious Service Award, Grand Cordon Award, Superstorm Sandy Award, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Douglas C. King Award and numerous letters of commendation from the citizens that he served.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Quinn Hopping Funeral Home located at 20 Mule Road Toms River, NJ 08755.

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