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Patrolman Edward Ruark | Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman

Edward Ruark

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Friday, December 12, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Ruark was shot and killed after stopping a stolen car occupied by three men that was used in a homicide in Newark. All three suspects were apprehended. One was convicted of a store managers murder and executed two years later. Another was convicted of Patrolman Ruark's murder and sentenced to death.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the eighty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 12, 2011

 

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