Community Mourns Loss Of Ocean County Sheriff’s Officer

Photo courtesy Ocean County Sheriff's Department

  TOMS RIVER – Local law enforcement and the Ocean County community mourns the loss of longtime Ocean County Sheriff’s Officer Christopher Connelly.

  Officer Connelly passed away on November 1, 2019 after a long fight with illness.

  According to his obituary, 44-year old Officer Connelly was born and raised in Brooklyn before moving to Brick, where he resided for 20 years. Connelly served in the US Coast Guard and served as a law enforcement officer for 14 years. He also served in the Marine Unit of the Sheriff’s Office.

  Connelly is survived by his three children, Breanna, Christopher and Alexis, as well as his former spouse Corrine Smith.

  He was laid to rest on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Church of the Visitation in Brick followed by an interment at St. Anne’s Cemetery in Wall.