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Off-Duty Police Officer Found Shot Dead

The old Amboy Cinemas Movie Theater which has been closed since 2005 *Photos by Paul W. Wang

The old Amboy Cinemas Movie Theater which has been closed since 2005 *Photos by Paul W. Wang

The Crime Scene: Note the shattered window on the vehicle.

The Crime Scene: Note the shattered window on the vehicle.

Vehicle of Victim

Vehicle of Victim

SAYREVILLE – An off-duty Sayreville Police Officer was found shot to death in the parking lot of the old Amboy Cinemas according to police (Parkway & Rte. 9 side of the former movie theater)

During a press conference from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, the following was stated: At 7:15 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016 a call came in to the Sayreville Police Department. When Police responded, they found a male body that appeared to have died of gunshot wounds. The victim was identified a Sayreville Police Officer who was in his personal vehicle.

Last year he was one of three Sayreville Police Officers honored by the 200 Club of Middlesex County. He is the Officer pictured in the middle of the photo. Officer Kurtz was a nine year veteran of the force and recently promoted to Detective. Photo by Joe Bayona.

Last year he was one of three Sayreville Police Officers honored by the 200 Club of Middlesex County. He is the middle officer pictured in the photo.
Officer Kurtz was a nine year veteran of the force and recently promoted to Detective. Photo by Joe Bayona.

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