To Protect and Serve

An on-duty New Jersey police officer who was behind the wheel of his patrol car when he was found overdosed on heroin in April has lost his job, authorities said Friday.

Matthew D. Ellery, 29, of Middlesex, was sworn in as a police officer with the Franklin Township Police Department in August 2016, according to Lt. Philip Rizzo, a department spokesman. Ellery was assigned to the patrol division.

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5 Responses to To Protect and Serve

  1. Antibubba says:

    Maybe I’m reading this wrong, but a police officer was FIRED for committing a criminal offense?? In NEW JERSEY??

    Is this satire?

    • Elmo says:

      He probably would have never been busted if he hadn’t passed out… UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF HEROIN WHILE ON DUTY IN HIS PATROL CAR.

      Good Grief.

  2. Wasn’t he just doing quality assurance tests on the local products? No different from testing donuts and coffee…

  3. Holy shit. I know this kids father. He owns Ellerys Tavern in Middlesex NJ. Sorry to see the kid go down that route. A damn shame

  4. Scruff says:

    I spend a lot of time in Jersey driving a truck, in my experience the Jersey state troopers are very good at what they do. The local cops are a different story though, best to avoid interactions with them.

Play nice.