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Daniel Inglis Jr.
Daniel Inglis Jr.

Lynn and Daniel Inglis are still mourning the loss of their police officer son Daniel Jr., who died last year of injuries that he suffered when he was paralyzed in a car accident in late 2011, according to the Asbury Park Press

The family and community rallied around the young man and managed to bring him home after a lengthy stay in Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation in North Jersey. But Daniel, a Union County police officer and Lanoka Harbor firefighter, died in early January 2013, according to the Asbury Park Press.

His father, Daniel Sr., was working on a fire truck at the Lanoka Harbor firehouse recently. Inglis — a captain in the volunteer fire department — was alone when he fell, according to the Asbury Park Press.

“He had some very severe head injuries,” Mayor Gary Quinn said at the Township Committee meeting Thursday, according to the Asbury Park Press. “He was airlifted to Jersey Shore Medical Center.”

Daniel Sr. spent several days on a ventilator. And now he is on his way to Kessler, the same place his son struggled for so long, according to the family’s Facebook page and the Asbury Park Press.

The younger Inglis, 25, of Lacey Township died just more than one year after he suffered paralyzing injuries due to a motor vehicle accident. According to his obituary, Inglis died oat his Lanoka Harbor home with his family by his side.

Hundreds wrote on Facebook in memory and honor of Inglis. He was remembered as an “amazing young man,” “strong,” “kindhearted,” “fun” and “loving.” 

“God gained an amazing angel, a fighter, and a hero in heaven today,” Meghan Lee said on Facebook. “Dan had the ability to make each and every person smile. He reached out and helped so many people, and I know he’ll be watching over us all in heaven.”

Even more have described Inglis as an inspiration.

“Thank you for the lessons you have taught to so many,” John Syers Jr. said on Facebook. “Thank you for the strength and love you taught us about.”

The 2006 Lacey Township High School graduate worked as a police officer for the Union City Police Department for 16 months and had previously worked for the towns of Wildwood Crest and Beach Haven, according to his obituary.

JaeRokk March 02, 2014 at 02:48 AM
No way this is happening again to that family. I still mourn the loss of Danny everyday, and this breaks my heart. My love and prays are with them.
Also Anonymous March 02, 2014 at 08:29 AM
I agree. This family has felt with enough heart ache. Big Dan definitely had an angel that night. Miss you Dan keep watching over your friends and family.
Diane Matthews Holzmiller March 02, 2014 at 09:59 AM
Prayers for the Inglis family <3

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