OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office (OCPO) announced the devastating loss of one of their own, Captain Carlos Trujillo-Tovar.
Trujillo-Tovar first began his career at OCPO in 2001 as an Agent. He soon rose steadily through the ranks and in 2021 was promoted to Captain. He was a veteran of the United States Army and the United States Army Reserves.
Since 2006, Trujillo-Tovar was assigned to the Major Crime Unit. In addition, he was a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy.
Captain Trujillo-Tovar was the first Latino Captain in the history of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. He had a vision to improve communication between law enforcement and the Hispanic community in Ocean County.
“Captain Trujillo-Tovar was one of the best, investigating hundreds of homicides throughout his illustrious career,” the OCPO said in a statement. “We have lost a friend and a brother in arms. Captain Trujillo-Tovar’s family has lost a husband, father, son and uncle. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Trujillo-Tovar family.”