Local Police Officer Mourned

Sergeant William Cullen (Photo courtesy Berkeley Police)

  BERKELEY – The Berkeley Township Police Department made a somber announcement that one of their own has passed away. 

  “It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we mourn the sudden loss of one of our own, Sergeant William Cullen #5371,” the Department wrote in a Facebook post. 

  Sergeant Cullen was an officer with the Berkeley Township Police since 2001 and served in the Patrol Division and was assigned as a member of the Detective Bureau in 2007. His responsibilities included general investigations, property and evidence, and Megans Law. 

  “In these roles Sgt. Cullen was known for his tenacity, his compassion and was known and respected statewide for his investigative prowess,” Berkeley Police said.

  Sgt. Cullen was promoted and was assigned as a patrol supervisor in 2015 where he used his years of experience to mentor his officers and was a valuable asset to all. 

  “On behalf of Chief Kevin H. Santucci and the entire staff of the Berkeley Township Police Department we extend our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Sgt. Cullen. We will never forget his sense of humor, steadfast dedication to duty and his caring nature,” Berkeley police said. “Sgt. Cullen was a mentor to many and friend to all who knew him. We are devastated by the loss of this great officer.”