Millburn Police Officer Luke Lyons Dies In Car Crash

Luke Lyons, an officer in the Millburn Police Department, has been identified as the victim of a crash on Route 15 in Morris County on Sunday, May 19, authorities confirmed.

Millburn police officer Luke Lyons leaves behind a wife and two children.

Millburn police officer Luke Lyons leaves behind a wife and two children.

Photo Credit: Millburn PBA/Luke Lyons Facebook/GoFundMe photo

Lyons, 31, was in a four-door 2006 Honda Civic when he crashed on the southbound side of the roadway near mile post 3.5 around 1:25 a.m., Jefferson Township Police Capt. Robert Bush said.

A former marine and cancer survivor, Lyons was the lead instructor of the department's drone unit and an active member of the Millburn Policeman Benevolent Association, according to a fundraiser set up to support his family

As of Tuesday, May 21, more than $32,000 has been raised.

"Luke was a kind, giving, gentle soul with a smile and laugh that would brighten your day," Millburn Local 34 PBA and SOA, who organized the fundraiser said. 

"Luke was a leading force in the department. The untimely loss of Officer Lyons leaves a void in the hearts of his brothers and sisters in blue that time will never heal."

Lyons was selfless and dedicated to the community, the PBA said.

"We will never be able to fill this void," the Millburn PBA said in a statement.

Lyons is survived by his wife, Selvete, and his two children, Arieta and Liam. A funeral will be held at Tuttle Funeral Home in Randolph on Saturday, May 25 at 9 a.m. He will be buried at Gracelane Memorial Park in Kenwilworth.

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