Police Officer Elwood L. Ridge

Police Officer Elwood L. Ridge

Camden Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, July 2, 1973

Elwood L. Ridge

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.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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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

July 4, 2015

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