Town to honor state trooper killed in line of duty

HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town is honoring a state trooper who died in the line of duty.

Officials and an honor guard will gather on North 9th Avenue in Highland Park on Monday to dedicate a street sign in memory of Trooper Anthony Raspa.

Raspa was killed and another trooper was injured when their patrol car struck a deer, ran off the road and hit a tree in Upper Freehold Township in May.

The 24-year-old was a graduate of the 152nd state police academy class in 2013. He lived in Highland Park and was based at the Hamilton Township station in Mercer County.