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Trooper Charles E. Ullrich | New Jersey State Police, New Jersey New Jersey State Police, New Jersey


Charles E. Ullrich

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 17, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 2 years, 5 months

Badge # 232

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Paroled in 1935

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Trooper Charles Ullrich was shot and killed while on an undercover assignment in Freehold. He and another trooper were assisting the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office conduct an investigation to gather evidence on several disorderly houses.

While at a notorious roadhouse their identities became known by the proprietor, his brother, and an assistant, who opened fire on the troopers. Trooper Ullrich was killed and his partner was hit with his nightstick and seriously wounded. Trooper Ullrich managed to shoot and seriously wound the proprietor who had shot him.

The proprietor was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 30 years. He was paroled June 28, 1935. His assistant was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years. His brother was apprehended in Berwick, Pennsylvania, on May 22, 1931.

Trooper Ullrich had served with the agency for 2 years and had previously served with the United States Navy. He was survived by his wife.

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Good bless you. 90 years since you were taken and still not forgotten.

Sgt. Retired
February 17, 2016


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