242Forever is a non-profit organization founded to honor the memory of Detective Sergeant John P. Green, who lost his courageous battle with Colon Cancer in May of 2015. John had an unrivaled commitment to his community, family and friends and would go out of his way to help anyone in need. 242Forever was formed to honor John and his commitment to the community. Our goal is to provide support to local families, First Responders and Emergency Personnel affected by cancer. Our mission is to identify those in need in the community and provide aid where needed. A scholarship in John’s memory will provide financial assistance for Ocean Township High School students, who have served our community by volunteering with local Fire or Police Departments.
John P. Green, age 41 of Ocean Twp., died Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.
Sergeant Green began his career with the Police Department as a Dispatcher in January 1999. He became Special Law Enforcement Officer II in 2001 and shortly thereafter became a full-time Police Officer in May of 2001 assigned to the Patrol Bureau. In June 2008 was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau as a Detective. John was then promoted to Sergeant in 2009 and was assigned to the Patrol Bureau. In 2013, John was reassigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau as a Detective Sergeant. He was also a member of the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team (SCART) and a Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officer (DARE).
During his career John had the honor of earning 3 life savings awards as well as numerous investigative excellences citations.
Sergeant Green was a certified 9-1-1 Telecommunications Instructor, EMT, Firefighter, and Police Explorer Advisor to Post 281. His devotion to serving his community extended to the Township Fire Departments where he served as a lifelong Volunteer Firefighter. He began in the Oakhurst Fire Department and transferred to Wanamassa Fire Department where he rose through the ranks to serve as Chief of the Department in 2006. He was the current Vice President of PBA 57 Superior Officers Association.
John had an unrivaled commitment to the community, the police department and his fellow officers. Detective Sergeant Green was a decorated 17 year veteran of the police department who will be greatly missed.