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Theodore Laux
Theodore Laux
Name:Theodore Laux
Rank:Sergeant
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Saturday, February 4, 1950
Age:51
Service:NA
Cause:Automobile Accident
Incident Date:1950-02-04
Narration:
Sergeant Laux was killed in an automobile accident on McCarter Highway, near Astor Street, while responding to another accident. Sergeant Laux was riding in an Emergency Squad truck that was struck by another car and then overturned. Sergeant Laux was pinned underneath the truck and killed. The four other officers riding in the truck were slightly injured.

Joseph J. Bauman
Joseph J. Bauman
Name:Joseph J. Bauman
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Friday, September 18, 1942
Age:43
Service:17 years, 6 months
Cause:Stabbed
Incident Date:1942-09-18
Narration:
Officer Joseph Bauman succumbed to stab wounds sustained 15 days earlier when he was stabbed as he attempted to remove an unruly passenger from a city bus. The passenger had been abusing other passengers and the bus driver told the man to get off of the bus. The man refused to get off of the bus and Officer Bauman, who was on his way home from work, took the man by the arm to remove him from the bus. As the two stepped off of the bus, at Norfolk Street and South Orange Avenue, the man pulled out a knife and suddenly stabbed Officer Bauman. Another off duty officer and several citizens then chased the suspect but did not catch him. The man was apprehended several days later. Officer Bauman was transported to City Hospital where he died 15 days later.

Albert E. Seltzer
Albert E. Seltzer
Name:Albert E. Seltzer
Rank:Detective
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Wednesday, October 9, 1935
Age:33
Service:10 years, 6 months
Cause:Gunfire
Incident Date:1935-10-09
Narration:
Detective Seltzer was accidentally shot and killed by another officer who mistook him and a second detective for burglars. The two detectives were conducting a stakeout inside of a theatre on Springfield Avenue. The theatre had been robbed several times during the previous weeks and the detectives were attempting to catch any burglars. Another officer, patrolling his normal beat, did not know the detectives were conducting the operation and entered the theatre with a night watchman. The officer mistook the two detectives for burglars and mortally wounded Detective Seltzer. Detective Seltzer was taken to City Hospital where he died two days later. Detective Seltzer had been with the agency for 10.5 years and was assigned to the Detective Squad.

Charles J. Gerstner, Jr.
Charles J. Gerstner, Jr.
Name:Charles J. Gerstner, Jr.
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Friday, November 30, 1934
Age:44
Service:16 Years
Cause:Struck by Vehicle
Incident Date:1934-11-30
Narration:
Officer Gerstner was struck and killed by an automobile while directing traffic at the intersection of Raymond Boulevard and Chapel Street. He was taken to St. James Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries six hours later. Officer Gerstner had been with the agency for 16 years and was assigned to the Traffic Division.

Edward Dehmer
Edward Dehmer
Name:Edward Dehmer
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Friday, December 1, 1933
Age:42
Service:15 Years
Cause:Struck by Vehicle
Incident Date:1933-11-28
Narration:
Officer Dehmer succumbed to injuries sustained three days earlier when he was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic at the intersection of Lyons Avenue and Clinton Place. The driver of the vehicle was charged with automobile manslaughter. Officer Dehmer had been with the agency for 15 years and was assigned to the Traffic Division.

Albert Houston
Albert Houston
Name:Albert Houston
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Friday, September 16, 1932
Age:45
Service:NA
Cause:Motorcycle Accident
Incident Date:1932-09-13
Narration:
Officer Albert Houston succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident three days earlier. He was responding to the scene of a plane crash one mile east of Newark Airport in which the instructor and student pilot were killed. Officer Houston's motorcycle collided with an interstate bus at the intersection of Lafayette and Congress. He was transported to St. James Hospital where one of his legs was amputated. He succumbed to his injuries three days later, despite the fact that over 40 fellow officers donated blood for his recovery. Officer Houston passed away the day before his 46th birthday. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Robert W. Anderson
Robert W. Anderson
Name:Robert W. Anderson
Rank:Sergeant
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Wednesday, March 5, 1930
Age:34
Service:10 years, 6 months
Cause:Gunfire
Incident Date:1930-03-05
Narration:
Sergeant Robert Anderson was shot and killed as he and two other officers attempted to arrest two men who were brandishing handguns on Barclay Street at 0130 hours. The officers had received reports of the men's actions and went to investigate. When they arrived at the scene they learned that the men had gone into a nearby apartment. When the officers entered the apartment one of the suspects attempted to grab his gun as Sergeant Anderson struggled with him. The suspect broke free and began firing as he ran to a back room. Sergeant Anderson was struck in the chest but was able to return fire, wounding the suspect. A second suspect ran into the room but was shot and killed by one of the other officers. The original suspect continued to fire as he attempted to flee but was shot several time by the officers and taken into custody

Charles A. Robbins
Charles A. Robbins
Name:Charles A. Robbins
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Monday, March 18, 1929
Age:45
Service:10 Years
Cause:Motorcycle Accident
Incident Date:1929-03-18
Narration:
Patrolman Robbins was killed in a motorcycle while on patrol. His motorcycle collided with a taxi cab. Patrolman Robbins had been with the agency for ten years and was survived by his wife.

Alfred Thiele
Alfred Thiele
Name:Alfred Thiele
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Wednesday, February 6, 1929
Age:27
Service:3 Years
Cause:Struck by Vehicle
Incident Date:1929-02-06
Narration:
Patrolman Thiele was killed when his police motorcycle collided with a trolley car. He was thrown underneath the trolley and crushed under the wheels. Patrolman Thiele had been with the agency for three years.

William A. Frederick
William A. Frederick
Name:William A. Frederick
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:269
End Of Watch:Wednesday, December 14, 1927
Age:NA
Service:20 Years
Cause:Gunfire
Incident Date:1927-12-14
Narration:
Patrolman Frederick was electrocuted when he attempted to move a live wire out of the way of pedestrians. He had been with the agency for 20 years and was survived by his wife and three children.

Joseph Nichols
Joseph Nichols
Name:Joseph Nichols
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:1303
End Of Watch:Saturday, October 31, 1925
Age:37
Service:12 Years
Cause:Motorcycle Accident
Incident Date:1925-10-31
Narration:
Patrolman Nichols was killed in a motorcycle accident while en route to provide an escort at a parade for a gubernatorial candidate. He was on Broad Street when his motorcycle struck an object in the road. He was thrown from the bike. Patrolman Nichols suffered a fractured skull and was taken to St. Michael's Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. Patrolman Nichols had served with the Newark Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, mother, and sister.

John T. Plunkett
John T. Plunkett
Name:John T. Plunkett
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Friday, December 12, 1924
Age:33
Service:6 Years
Cause:Motorcycle Accident
Incident Date:1924-12-12
Narration:
Patrolman Plunkett was killed in a motorcycle accident while on patrol. A car pulled out in front of his motorcycle, causing him to lose control. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to severe head injuries. Patrolman Plunkett had served with the agency for 6 years.

John Laubenstein
John Laubenstein
Name:John Laubenstein
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Wednesday, February 20, 1924
Age:52
Service:24 Years
Cause:Assault
Incident Date:1924-02-05
Narration:
Patrolman Laubenstein died after contracting blood poisoning as a result of being kicked by a suspect. He was attempting to place the mentally deranged man into a patrol car when the man kicked him in the shin. Two days after the incident Patrolman Laubenstein was placed in the hospital and where surgery was performed as a result of gangrene. His health continued to deteriorate until he died 15 days after the initial incident. Patrolman Laubenstein had been with the agency for 24 years and was survived by his wife.

Edward Bonnet
Edward Bonnet
Name:Edward Bonnet
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Wednesday, August 29, 1923
Age:47
Service:20 Years
Cause:Motorcycle Accident
Incident Date:1923-08-29
Narration:
Patrolman Bonnet was killed in a motorcycle accident while attempting to stop a speeding motorist. His motorcycle collided with another car and he was thrown to the ground. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Patrolman Bonnet had been with the agency for 20 years and was survived by his wife and child.

Cedric J. Peterson
Cedric J. Peterson
Name:Cedric J. Peterson
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Monday, May 22, 1922
Age:NA
Service:3 years, 6 months
Cause:Vehicular Assault
Incident Date:1922-05-17
Narration:
Officer Peterson succumbed to injuries sustained six days earlier when a vehicle collided with his police motorcycle at the intersection of Market Street and Chambers Street. Officer Peterson was on patrol at 0115 hours when the incident occurred. The driver of the car that struck him took him to City Hospital and then fled the scene without giving his name. Officer Peterson died six days later. Officer Peterson had been with the agency for 3.5 years and was assigned to the Traffic Division.

Thomas J. Downey
Thomas J. Downey
Name:Thomas J. Downey
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Wednesday, January 4, 1922
Age:NA
Service:7 Years
Cause:Struck by Vehicle
Incident Date:1922-01-04
Narration:
Patrolman Downey was struck and killed by a trolley car while directing traffic. He had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife and two children.

Patrick J. Ryan
Patrick J. Ryan
Name:Patrick J. Ryan
Rank:Lieutenant
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Wednesday, July 16, 1919
Age:46
Service:20 Years
Cause:Gunfire
Incident Date:1919-07-16
Narration:
Lieutenant Ryan was shot and killed after arresting a suspect. He and a police captain had approached the suspect and another man, who both began to run when they recognized the officers. Lieutenant Ryan caught the man as he attempted to climb over a fence. After quickly frisking the suspect Lieutenant Ryan began walking him to a police call box. The suspect suddenly turned and shot him four times, fatally wounding him. Hearing the shots, the captain stopped chasing the other suspect and returned to the scene. Lieutenant Ryan was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The suspect was arrested a few days later and charged with murder. Lieutenant Ryan had been with the agency for 20 years.

Thomas S. Adubato
Thomas S. Adubato
Name:Thomas S. Adubato
Rank:Detective
Badge:819
End Of Watch:Saturday, August 17, 1918
Age:46
Service:19 Years
Cause:Gunfire
Incident Date:1918-08-17
Narration:
Detective Adubato was shot and killed in New York City while attempting to arrest a murder suspect wanted in Newark. A New York City officer who was with Detective Adubato was also shot and wounded. Despite the wounds Detective Adubato received, he picked up the other wounded officer and carried him down five flights of stairs to safety. Detective Adubato was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The suspect was never charged in connection with Detective Adubato's death, but was convicted of the original murder and executed. Detective Adubato had been with the agency for 19 years.

William H. Hopkins
William H. Hopkins
Name:William H. Hopkins
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Thursday, June 21, 1917
Age:31
Service:5 Years
Cause:Motorcycle Accident
Incident Date:1917-06-19
Narration:
Patrolman Hopkins was killed in a motorcycle accident while attempting to stop a speeding car. Another vehicle crashed into his motorcycle, causing him to sustain severe injuries. He succumbed to his injuries two days later. Patrolman Hopkins had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife and two children.

James P. Parkinson
James P. Parkinson
Name:James P. Parkinson
Rank:Police Officer
Badge:NA
End Of Watch:Sunday, April 19, 1914
Age:44
Service:20 Years
Cause:Struck by Vehicle
Incident Date:1914-04-19
Narration:
Patrolman Parkinson was killed when his patrol wagon collided with a trolley car. He had been with the agency for 20 years and was survived by his wife.