Trooper Warren G. Yenser

Trooper Warren G. Yenser

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, November 9, 1935

Warren G. Yenser

Trooper Yenser was shot and killed by a man with a shotgun on US Highway 25 in Woodbridge Township. The shooting occurred after Trooper Yenser attempted to stop a vehicle on Route 1 near New Brunswick. During the ensuring pursuit the passenger of the vehicle opened fire with a shotgun, killing Trooper Yenser.

The driver of the vehicle committed suicide two days later. The shooter was taken into custody but escaped from the Middlesex County Jail. He was recaptured five days later and convicted of Trooper Yenser's murder. He was executed on August 4, 1936.

Trooper Yenser had served with the agency for 4.5 years. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 years, 6 months
  • Badge 599

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1936

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th 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 officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 9, 2011

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