New Jersey State Police, New Jersey
End of Watch Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Lieutenant Matthew Razukas died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Galloway Station at 2 East Jimmy Leeds Road in Galloway.
Lieutenant Razukas had served with the New Jersey State Police for over 20 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.