Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation into law that designates the portion of Route 195 in Howell as “State Trooper Marc K. Castellano Highway.”

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Howell is where Trooper Castellano lived and gave his life in the line of duty.

On June 7th, 2010, Trooper Castellano tragically lost his life in the line of duty when he was struck by a motorist on Interstate Highway Route 195 near the ramp to Exit 31 in the Township of Howell. Trooper Castellano, a loving husband, father, son, and brother, is survived by his two children.

“Committed to the service of others, Marc perfectly exemplified our New Jersey values; he was courageous, selfless and a true patriot,” said Governor Murphy. “The loss of Trooper Castellano is yet another reminder of the bravery our law enforcement officers demonstrate each and every day, and this commemoration will ensure that Trooper Castellano’s sacrifice to give his life while protecting the public will never be forgotten.”

Trooper Castellano, a loving husband, father, son, and brother, is survived by his two children.

Sponsors of the legislation include Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson as well as Senator Robert Singer.