They gave their lives upholding our tradition of Honor, Duty, Fidelity.
Badge: # 4429
Rank: Trooper II
Died: 5-23-1996; Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, Monmouth Co.
Cause: MV Accident
Site: Injured 5-20-1996; Garden State Parkway M.P. # 99.7 NB, Wall Twp., Monmouth Co.
Stationed: Troop "E" Holmdel
Service Time: 9 years 4 months
Resided: Manasquan, Monmouth Co.
Francis J. Bellaran was born on July 13, 1964 in Red Bank, Monmouth County, New Jersey and resided in Manasquan, Monmouth County. He graduated from Cedar Ridge High School in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey. Prior to joining the New Jersey State Police, he was a member of the Iron Workers Union Local 764 based in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada.
Trooper II Bellaran enlisted with the New Jersey State Police on January 15, 1987 as a member of the 106th State Police Class and was stationed at Troop "E" Holmdel. His service with the Division was characterized by loyalty, fearless performance of duty and faithful and energetic devotion to the principles of the New Jersey State Police.
Trooper II Bellaran died as a result of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident in the line of duty.
On May 20, 1996 at 10:55 a.m., Trooper II Bellaran was attempting a motor vehicle stop of a motorcycle on the Garden State Parkway at milepost 99.7 north in Wall Township, Monmouth County. The motorcycle immediately accelerated to a high rate of speed in an attempt to elude the Trooper. Trooper II Bellaran lost control of his troop car and went off the roadway to the right side, striking several trees. He was taken to Shore Hospital Medical Center where he died 3 days later on May 23, 1996.
Trooper II Bellaran served 9 years and 4 months with the New Jersey State Police.
Trooper II Bellaran was survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. He was 32 years old.