They gave their lives upholding our tradition of Honor, Duty, Fidelity.
Badge: # 4718
Site: N.J. Turnpike M.P. # 4.7, Oldsman Twsp., Salem Co.
Stationed: Troop"D" Moorestown
Service Time: 7 years 6 months
Resided: Westville, Camden Co.
Marvin R. McCloud was born in Camden, NJ on June 4, 1964. He graduated from Camden County Vocational and Technical High School in Pennsauken and attended Seton Hall University for two years. Prior to enlisting in the New Jersey State Police, Trooper McCloud worked as an electrician.
He enlisted in the New Jersey State Police on November 19, 1987 as a member of the 109th Class and was assigned to Troop “A”. He was later assigned to Troop “D” on the Turnpike. His service with the New Jersey State Police was characterized by loyalty, fearless performance of duty and faithful and energetic devotion to the high principals of the New Jersey State Police.
Trooper McCloud’s death was the result of an automobile accident while in the line of duty.
On June 5, 1995, Trooper McCloud was operating RADAR from his troop car that was parked at milepost 4.7 on the inside median strip of the New Jersey Turnpike in Carneys Point. At approximately 8:50 am, a northbound Nissan Pathfinder left the roadway, struck the center concerete barrier and then the left-rear of the troop car. The troop car was spun around and pushed 97 feet, eventually stopping against the center barrier.
Trooper McCloud suffered massive head and internal injuries. He was taken to Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center in Camden where he died the following morning.
Trooper McCloud served 7 years and 6 months with the New Jersey State Police.
He was survived by his wife and two daughters, ages 12 and 6. Trooper McCloud was 32 years old.