They gave their lives upholding our tradition of Honor, Duty, Fidelity.
Badge: # 3656
Site: NJ Turnpike M.P.# 66 NB East Windsor Twp., Mercer Co.
Stationed: Troop "D" New Brunswick
Service Time: 2 years 3 months
Resided: Hamilton Twp., Mercer Co.
Carlos M. Negron was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico on October 9, 1954. After high school he attended college for 2 1/2 years. He worked temporarily at the Calhoun Pharmacy in Trenton, New Jersey and in 1979 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He resided in Trenton, New Jersey.
Trooper Negron joined the New Jersey State Police on February 11, 1982 as a member of the 98th Class. He was assigned to various stations in Troop "C" before being transferred to Troop "D". His service with the Division was characterized by loyalty, fearless performance of duty and faithful and honorable devotion to the principles of the New Jersey State Police.
Trooper Negron's death was the result of a gun shot wounds suffered while in the performance of duty.
On May 7, 1984, Trooper Negron was on routine patrol on the New Jersey Turnpike. At 8:12 a.m. he stopped to aid a disabled van at milepost 66.7 north bound in East Windsor Township. A gunfight ensued with one of the two occupants in the van and Trooper Negron was fatally wounded.
Trooper Negron served 2 years and 3 months with the New Jersey State Police.
Trooper Negron was taken to the Medical Center at Princeton and was pronounced dead at 9:35 a.m. He was survived by his parents, brothers and sisters and his wife and an 11-month old son. He was 29 years old.