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Patrolman Frank W. Drewes, Jr. | Hudson County Police Department, New Jersey Hudson County Police Department, New Jersey

Patrolman

Frank W. Drewes, Jr.

Hudson County Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 4, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 17

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Frank Drewes was killed in a motorcycle accident on the Pulaski Skyway, east of the Hackensack River, when his motorcycle collided with a motorcycle driven by a Jersey City motor officer.

The Jersey City officer had just stopped a car matching the description of one wanted in connection with a fraud case. After concluding the stop he began to pull away from the vehicle and turn around when he collided with Patrolman Drewes.

Both officers were transported to the Jersey City Medical Center with skull fractures. Patrolman Drewes succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Patrolman Drewes had served with the Hudson County Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife.

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We can only truly honor our heroes of the present by never forgetting our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81st anniversary year 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.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
August 26, 2014

 

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