State Police Recruit KO’d in Boxing Match, Sent to Hospital

SEA GIRT, NJ – According to the New Jersey State Police, a recruit in the New Jersey State Police Academy was hospitalized yesterday after participating in a training exercise. On Wednesday, November 25, a 27-year-old recruit in the 161st New Jersey State Police Academy Class was engaged in an active countermeasures/boxing bout with a fellow classmate at the New Jersey State Police Academy in Sea Girt Borough, Monmouth County. During the bout, he lost consciousness.

The Academy staff immediately stopped the exercise, rendered first aid, and contacted emergency medical services to respond. The recruit was transported to a local area hospital where he is listed in critical condition. The recruit’s family was immediately notified and met with State Police personnel and medical staff at the hospital.

The State Police Academy has temporarily suspended active countermeasures/boxing while this incident is reviewed. No further information is being provided at this time.