New Jersey police captain critically injured while leading funeral procession

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A New Jersey police captain was critically injured after he was struck on his motorcycle while leading a funeral procession.

According to reports, Capt. William Boggier, 58, was taken to University Hospital's intensive care unit in Newark after the crash Tuesday during a procession in Middlesex County.

Orange police say Boggier has life-threatening injuries.

Andrea Boulton, a spokeswoman for the Middlesex County Prosecutor's office, says it's unclear how and when the accident happened -- or who the funeral was for.

Robin Lavorato, a coordinator of the Essex County Opioid Task Force, says Boggier has been active in the county's fight against opioid addiction.

Lavorato says Boggier is not only a "well-respected law enforcement officer," but also a "devoted husband and dad" to his two daughters.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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