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NJ officer commits suicide at police headquarters

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EWING TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a Ewing Township police officer committed suicide in a parking lot behind police headquarters.

Mercer County prosecutors say 39-year-old Matthew Wallace was found around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at the town's municipal complex. They say the 14-year law enforcement veteran shot himself to death, but further details were not disclosed.

Wallace was 1 of 5 Ewing officers who helped rescue a 79-year-old woman from a burning home in 2008 by carrying her in a wheelchair from the flames.

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