Morris corrections officer dies at county jail

Morris County Correctional Facility

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that on Sunday, June 19 at approximately 7:00 a.m., the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office was advised of a fatality that occurred at the Morris County Correctional Facility.

A preliminary investigation by Morris County Prosecutor’s Office investigators revealed that the deceased was a Corrections Officer at the facility.

The Daily Record reported that a veteran Morris County corrections officer suffered a gunshot wound at the Morris County Correctional Facility early Sunday around 6:55 a.m.

County Administrator John Bonanni confirmed that the injury occurred inside the jail while the officer apparently was alone. He said the jail was locked down while the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office investigated, as reported by The Daily Record.

Warden Chris Klein immediately responded to the 505-bed correctional facility, Bonanni said.  He added that information on the circumstances and condition of the officer would be released by the Prosecutor’s Office.

The identity was not released by authorities, although information obtained by Parsippany Focus, reveals it was Officer Timothy Stoll, Flanders.

Sheriff Edward Rochford said “No comment at this time other than sincerest condolences for this tragic loss of life. May God comfort all those affected by this tragedy and may the Officer rest in peace.”

At no time was there any danger to the community as a result of this incident.  The facility is secure and operating normally at this time.

The Morris County Correctional Facility, located at 43 John Street, Morris Township.