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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey police officer has been stripped of his disability pension after he was seen on a reality TV show running after a monster truck and wrestling.

The state Police and Firemen's Retirement System voted unanimously on Monday that former Hamilton Township Officer Joseph Derrico is no longer permanently disabled after a board of doctors examined him.

The decision was reported by The Times of Trenton.

The investigation began after Derrico appeared on "Bear Swamp Recovery" earlier this year.

Hamilton Township officials say he is not returning to his old job because he resigned in 2010 at 43 with disciplinary charges pending.

Derrico's tax-free pension was $70,000 per year.

He could not be reached for comment.

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