Toms River Mourns Former Officer

Sgt. Craig Rucki (Photo courtesy Toms River Police)

  TOMS RIVER – The local law enforcement community is saddened and shocked by the sudden loss of Sgt. Craig Rucki.

  “On behalf of the entire TRPD family, we are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Sergeant Craig Rucki #192 (Ret) at the age of 57 in his home in Myrtle Beach, S.C. where he moved recently to enjoy his retirement with his wife Patty who also retired as a TRPD Dispatcher,” Toms River Police stated.

  Rucki worked for the Toms River Police Department from August of 1985 until his retirement in September of 2010.

  “His most memorable and proud accomplishment was being an operator then commander of our elite Emergency Service Unit (SWAT). He was truly loved by department members and friends he made over the years serving this great community. He will be missed, but never forgotten,” Toms River Police said.

  Sheriff Michael Mastronardy, former chief of Toms River Police, said he and the entire staff at the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office sent their thoughts and prayers to the Rucki family.