Hamburg Officer Identified as Fatal Hunting Accident Victim


As we reported this morning , a 38 year old hunter was killed Tuesday afternoon after an accidental shooting

The Hunter has been identified as 38 year old Jason Franco
The NJ Herald Reports
A Hamburg borough police officer has been identified as the 38-year-old killed during an apparent hunting accident in Wantage on Tuesday, the Sussex County Prosecutor's Office said. 

Jason Franco, a patrolman with the department since 2018, was hunting with a family member in a wooded area near Havens Road when he was shot around 12:30 p.m., according to First Assistant Prosecutor Gregory Mueller.

Mueller said it was believed Franco, who lived in Montague, was fatally injured with a shotgun bullet while the duo were deer hunting. The incident occurred during the six-day portion of both the deer and bear hunt in the state.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and with the members of the Hamburg Law enforcement family

PHOTO:  Hamburg PD  - Ptl Franco ( pictured left)

PHOTO: Hamburg PD - Ptl Franco ( pictured left)