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Hero Down: Camden County Police Officer Daniel Adler Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Cherry Hill, NJ – Camden County Police Department (CCPD) Officer Daniel Adler died in an off-duty motorcycle crash on May 12.

The 22-year-old officer was traveling along Route 561 when a motorist crashed into his motorcycle, the Courier Post reported.

The driver remained at the scene of the crash and has not been charged, Camden County spokesperson Dan Keashen told the news outlet.

Officer Adler joined the CCPD two years ago and became a fully-sworn police officer in March, the Courier Post reported.

“It is with profound sadness that we regret to announce the sudden passing of our very own Officer Daniel Adler,” the department said in a Facebook post on May 13. “Daniel was a devoted [colleague,] friend, and family member who will be forever missed.”

CCPD Chief Gabriel Rodriguez said Officer Adler’s death has been “devastating to our officers, agency, and the entire city,” the Courier Post reported.

“This horrific event and sudden loss is something that all of us in the county and the city are grappling with today,” Camden County Commissioner Director Lou Cappelli told the news outlet. “Anytime our community loses someone so young it’s tragedy, but knowing that this young man had dedicated his life and career to helping others with our department is a gut punch.”

Officer Adler leaves behind his parents, siblings, grandmother, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends, according to his obituary.

A fundraising campaign established to help the young officer’s family with funeral expenses has raised over $23,000 so far.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Adler, as well as our brothers and sisters at CCPD,” the department’s post read. “Daniel, we thank you for your service and may you Rest In Peace.”

Officer Adler was laid to rest on May 20, according to his obituary.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Camden County Police Department Officer Daniel Adler, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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