Retired Officer Severely Injured in Police Bike Benefit in NJ

A retired cop was severely injured in cycling crash during a benefit bike ride for fallen officers in New Jersey, authorities said. 

Retired Lt. Joe Franklin suffered a skull and brain injury in the crash during the downhill section of the Police Unity Tour in Edison, New Jersey, on Monday, a police source familiar with the accident told NBC 4 New York.

He was taken to Morristown Medical Center in serious condition, authorities said.

Franklin is a member of the first chapter of the unity tour, which is based out of Whippany, New Jersey, authorities said. 

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