Police today confirmed that the off-duty Sayreville police officer who was found dead inside his personal car Monday morning committed suicide.
According to the Middlesex County prosecutor, Monday morning police found Officer Matthew Kurtz, a nine year veteran, inside his personal car in the parking lot of the former Amboy Cinemas with at least one gunshot wound.
Officer Kurtz was survived by his wife and two children.
Police Chief John Zebrowski issued the following statement on the police department’s Facebook page:
“Matthew’s death sheds more light on an insidious predator that has taken his life and so many others in law enforcement as well,” Zebrowski said. “Sadly, suicide remains a leading cause of a police officer's death.
Thus, the method by which he lost his life does not make our loss any less tragic. In fact, it leaves only a greater void as many questions will remain unanswered.”