In Memory of Ptl. Brian Kern, Andover Twp, NJ

Brian Kern

Brian Kern
Patrolman, Andover Twp (NJ) Police Department


This is my little brother, Brian. He followed my career path becoming a police officer for Andover Twp, NJ. He was very special because of his academic success in high school and college. He could have done anything, but he chose to pursue law enforcement. He earned a full academic scholarship to Seton Hall University and had originally planned to become a doctor.

This is Brian participating in a safety program with the kindergarten class in the Andover Twp Schools.
This is Brian participating in a safety program with the kindergarten class in the Andover Twp Schools. He started dispatching during his first year of college and was exposed to the police service. He switched his career goals and began attending the police academy at night and on the weekends, while still in college. He served briefly as an Essex County Deputy Sheriff before being hired as a Patrolman in his hometown of Andover Twp, NJ. During his time as a police officer he loved community policing and working with kids in the local schools. He was a big supporter and volunteer for programs run by the NJ Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors.

Brian proudly served his community and was credited with saving the life of at least one man. He attended Police Week and visited the National Law Enforcement Memorial as a representative of his department twice. Brian’s life and police service was cut short when he died in an off-duty traffic accident on April 19, 2010. He was just 25 years old.

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