Police officer fatally shoots himself while driving causing car to crash into another vehicle

Police officer fatally shoots himself while driving causing car to crash into another vehicle


Tom White
Tom White
By: William Martin  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

First responders were called to the scene of an accident that involved a casualty.

Police and emergency workers in New Jersey, initially thought that the man died from wounds that he suffered as a result of crashing into a commercial vehicle.

However, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said that Hamilton Township police officer Thomas White, 44, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

White, who was off duty at the time, shot himself while he was driving shortly after 3:00 p.m.

Thankfully, the driver of the commercial vehicle was not injured.

White was pronounced dead at the scene, and the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled his death a suicide. White most recently worked as a middle school officer and the children who knew him as “Officer Friendly,” were in shock over his death.

His death comes just three days after a Woolwich Township police officer was killed in a car accident.

Off-duty officer Charlie Amadei, 33, died while his mother, wife and three children were treated at a hospital.

In that case, police said that 19-year-old Jay Scerbo, was driving a pickup truck when he failed to heed a stop sign at the intersection, and he hit a minivan around 4 p.m. The police officer was a passenger in the minivan.


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