Manchester PBA 246 was honored to make a $1,000 donation to New Jersey State Police Trooper Brian Malast, who was paralyzed from the neck down in a 2005 on-duty motor vehicle accident.

A Manchester resident, Brian is in need of a new specially-equipped van, which his family uses to transport him everywhere he needs to travel. The aging van is no longer serviceable and for safety reasons must be replaced. A GoFundMe page has been established to help raise funds for so Brian and his family can purchase a new van.


“Our PBA 246 members were happy to pay Brian a visit today to check in with him and personally present our donation,” said President Paul Bachovchin. “Brian’s our brother and our neighbor, and we’ll always be here to help with whatever he needs.”

Manchester Township Personnel Director James Gant is also involved in the fundraising effort for his friend Brian, having grown up just blocks from the Malast family. Brian’s brother, Kevin, is scheduled to appear on NJ 101.5 radio on Wednesday night to discuss the fundraiser.

For more information about how you can help Brian by making a contribution, please visit