JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ – Jackson Police officers responded to a single-vehicle crash near Thompson Bridge Road on Saturday. Twenty-three-year-old Nicklas Shimonovich, a Lakewood Township police officer was involved in an off duty motorcycle accident in Jackson Township earlier this afternoon in which he sustained life-threatening injuries. He was transported to Monmouth Medical Southern Campus were he tragically succumbed to his injuries a short time later. At this time the accident is under investigation by the Jackson Township Police Department and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office.
“It is with an extremely heavy heart that the Lakewood Police Department announces the untimely passing of Officer Nicklas Shimonovich,” the department said today. “Officer Shimonovich was hired in March of 2018 and was assigned to our Patrol Division on the evening shift. He was well respected by his peers, supervisors, and the community he loved to served. We ask that you keep him and his family and friends in your thoughts during this difficult time.”