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Hero Down: New Jersey DOC Senior Corrections Officer Daniel Sincavage Killed In Crash

Maurice River, NJ – New Jersey Department of Corrections (DOC) Senior Corrections Officer Daniel Sincavage died in the line of duty on May 19 after he was involved in a car crash.

The 41-year-old corrections officer and a coworker were traveling down Route 47 between two areas of Southern State Correctional Facility when the fatal collision occurred at approximately 10:45 p.m., Police Benevolent Association (PBA) Local 105 Vice President Michael Gallagher told NJ.com.

Corrections Officer Sincavage was traveling northbound when his vehicle veered off the roadway, crashed into multiple trees, and burst into flames, according to the New Jersey State Police (NJSP).

The events leading up to the collision have not been released.

His passenger suffered minor injuries in the fiery wreck, but Corrections Officer Sincavage did not survive, NJ.com reported.

Corrections Officer Sincavage joined the DOC in 2002 and spent the vast majority of his career working at Southern State Correctional Facility, according to his obituary.

He was also a union representative, NJ.com reported.

“He was very loved and respected,” Gallagher told NJ.com. “He made a positive impact on pretty much every person he met. The one thing that everybody said, he was a giver. He was never a taker. Anybody that needed something, he did for them and never expected anything in return.”

Gallagher said Corrections Officer Sincavage’s coworkers are devastated by his death.

“It’s a tremendous loss,” he told NJ.com. “Southern State corrections officers down there, that’s a tight-knit community and for them to lose somebody of that caliber, people are broken hearted. They’re left with an empty void because he had that much of an impact on people.”

Corrections Officer Sincavage leaves behind his sons, Dylan, Ryan, and Sean, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by his sister and the mother of his children.

Corrections Officer Sincavage will be laid to rest on May 31.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of New Jersey Department of Corrections Senior Corrections Officer Daniel Sincavage, 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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