Cop Dies in Fatal Accident


Earl Alexander IV

Earl Alexander IV

Just hours after he was sworn in as first assistant chief of the Deal Fire Company, Earl B.Alexander IV, who was the captain in the Deal Police Department, was killed in an early morning car accident on Route 71(Norwood Avenue) in Ocean Township.

Police said they responded to a motor vehicle crash at approximately 12:33 a.m. Jan. 2 on Norwood Avenue just north of Perrine Avenue. The single car collision involved a 2007 Acura TSX that was operated by Alexander, 38, of Deal.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was traveling southbound approaching the intersection of Perrine Avenue. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway, flipped on its side and struck a utility pole. Alexander died as a result of his injuries sustained in the collision.

The collision is being investigated by Officer Alisa Antunez of the Township of Ocean Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau and the Monmouth County Serious Collision Response Team. Anyone that may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the Traffic Safety Bureau at 732-531-1800.

Alexander, who was the father of Taykor, 6, and Earl, 4, was a past chief of the Oakhurst Fire Department and a volunteer with both the Deal and Oakhurst First Aid Squads.

Visitation will be held Thurs., Jan. 7 at Buckley Funeral Home, 509 Second Ave., Asbury Park from 3 to 7 p.m. A funeral mass is scheduled for Fri., Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. in Holy Spirit Church, 705 Second Ave., Asbury Park.

Instead of flowers those wishing may donate to the Taylor and Earl V Education Fund, 36 Whalepond Rd., Oakhurst NJ 07755. For condolences visit

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