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Police Officer Elwood L. Ridge | Camden Police Department, New Jersey Camden Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer

Elwood L. Ridge

Camden Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Monday, July 2, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Ridge was shot and killed when he intervened in a domestic dispute while on patrol. While attempting to separate the two offenders Officer Ridge's handgun was taken from his holster and he was shot. The shooter was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison.
Officer Ridge had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
July 4, 2015

 

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