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Pompton Lakes Officer Killed After Striking Deer in Wayne

By kcora on
Wayne Pompton Lakes

A 40-year-old Pompton Lakes police officer was killed after striking a deer on Wednesday.

Police responded to the area of Lakeside Avenue at Wednesday at approximately 12:06 a.m. for a report of a crash.

Upon arrival, officers found 40-year-old Peter J. Kamper Jr., of Wayne, who they said collided with a deer shortly after crossing into Wayne from Pompton Lakes.

According to authorities, Kamper - a 13-year veteran of the Pompton Lakes Police Department - was heading home after finishing his shift.

Grief counselors will be available to the department, according to officials.

Photo: Pompton Lakes Police