Thirty-two-year-old Ocean Gate Officer Jason Marles was killed early Thanksgiving morning on the Garden State Parkway when his Jeep was struck from behind by an alleged drunken driver.
The nine-year veteran was headed home after working a holiday anti-drunken driving detail. He leaves behind a wife and two young children.
On Friday, a wooden cross and bouquets of flowers stood at the crash site. More floral arrangements covered a police vehicle parked outside police headquarters in the Ocean County shore town of 2,000 near Toms River.
A candlelight vigil was planned for Friday night.