Posted Monday, June 20th, 2016
Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp confirms that the fatality that occurred on the morning of Sunday, June 19, at the Morris County Correctional Facility on John Street in Morris Township involved a corrections officer who had been employed at the facility.
The officer, identified as Timothy Stoll, 42, was a 12 year veteran of the Morris County Bureau of Corrections.
The investigation into this incident was conducted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The investigation has revealed that Officer Stoll died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office has concluded that the cause of death was a gunshot wound, and the manner of death was suicide.
Officer Stoll was off-duty at the time of this incident. Although occurring in the correctional facility, the incident occurred in an isolated section of the facility where there was no inmate access. The county jail is secure and operating normally.
The investigation is concluded at this time.
Media inquiries should be directed to Prosecutor’s Agent Paul Merkler at [email protected] or 973-285-6215.