Chief Lisa Parker of the Manchester Township Police Department in New Jersey, sadly reports the death of Patrolman Scott Thompson.

Patrolman Thompson, 47, was performing physical strength exercises in the Department’s Fitness Center as a part of the Department’s Wellness Program when he suffered a heart attack. Other officers came to his aid and provided CPR and other First Aid to Officer Thompson. He was transported to the Community Medical Center where he later passed away.

Patrolman Thompson’s law enforcement career spanned just under three decades, having served the Manchester Police Department for 17 years. He had previously served with the Seaside Park, South Toms River, and Lakehurst Police Departments for a combined time of 12 years. He was a member of the Manchester/Lakehurst Police Department’s Emergency Response Team.

During his law enforcement career, Officer Thompson had received many letters of appreciation and Departmental Commendations for his courage, bravery, kindness and professional conduct. Patrolman Thompson recently was honored by the Manchester Police Department by being given a Meritorious Service Award for peacefully resolving a volatile situation involving a person suffering from a mental illness. He was also being promoted to the rank of Corporal. That promotion will be awarded posthumously.

Patrolman Thompson is survived by his wife, Tracy and his two daughters, Kelsey and Sydney.

Patrolman Scott Thompson-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Friday, April 10, 2015.

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Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow