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Police Officer Roland J. Brewster | Newark Housing Authority Police Department, New Jersey Newark Housing Authority Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer

Roland J. Brewster

Newark Housing Authority Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 12, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # 9

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Brewster was shot and killed while off duty when he attempted to take action when a tavern was robbed. He was inside the tavern when armed suspects entered and was shot when he attempted to stop them.

Officer Brewster had served with the Newark Housing Authority Police Department for 2.5 years.

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Officer Brewster, today marks the 44th anniversary of your murder. It is nice to know that your family has held your memory so dear. Though you were taken physically by creatures who have been cast aside by history, you never truly left them, or anyone else who knew and loved you. A true hero.

God Bless and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
January 12, 2016

 

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