NJ state trooper found dead along GSP

June 16, 2010 5:19:48 PM PDT
New Jersey State Police say a trooper found dead in his car near the Garden State Parkway died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Trooper Scott Graham was found by another law enforcement officer who was passing by shortly after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Graham was in a marked patrol car on an exit ramp off the Parkway in Wall Township and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 35-year-old Graham graduated from the state police academy in 2001 and had been a trooper for 10 years.

He is survived by a wife and three young children.

Graham's death comes less than two weeks after Trooper Marc Castellano was struck and killed nearby on Interstate 195 while assisting in a search for two people believed to have abandoned a vehicle.