Memorial for New Jersey state police trooper vandalized

DENNIS TWP., New Jersey (WPVI) -- New Jersey state police are looking for the suspect or suspects who vandalized the memorial for a fallen trooper.

The vandalism was discovered on Wednesday at the memorial along State Highway 83 in Dennis Township, Cape May County.

Police say someone used white caulk to write a derogatory phrase on the pavers and to deface the granite monument in the center.



The memorial is in honor of Trooper Bertram Zimmerman, who died in an on-duty crash on February 5, 2004 while responding to a robbery.

The state police union is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Woodbine Station at 609-861-5698.

State police say anonymous tips are welcome.
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