NJ officer killed in wreck while driving home from work
Peter J. Kamper was thrown from his motorcycle when he struck a deer
By PoliceOne Staff
WAYNE, N.J. — An officer was killed while on his way home from work when his motorcycle collided with a deer.
Peter J. Kamper, 40, had just finished a fill-in shift at the department Wednesday when he struck the deer and was thrown from his motorcycle, NJ.com reported. He was transported to the hospital where he later died.
Kamper, a 13-year veteran of the department, was the lead firearms instructor and helped the department stay compliant with state guidelines. The 6-foot 7-inch sergeant was known for his kindness and passion for the New Jersey Special Olympics, where he participated as a volunteer for years.
“As big as he was, that’s how big his heart was,” Police Chief Moises Agosto said. "He was a jack-of-all-trades. He's going to be missed dearly."
Kamper is survived by his wife, parents and brother.
The crash is still under investigation.