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Sergeant Joseph Cernoch | Rosenberg Police Department, Texas Rosenberg Police Department, Texas

Sergeant

Joseph Cernoch

Rosenberg Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, February 9, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 2/5/1978

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Sergeant Cernoch succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic. He had observed several fire trucks trying to maneuver through traffic at FM 2218 and FM 1640. He began directing traffic to allow the fire trucks to pass. After the last fire track passed he began walking back to his patrol car when he was struck from behind by another vehicle.

Sergeant Cernoch had been with the agency for two years.

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Heroes live forever, Sergeant Cernoch, and you are not forgotten. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Rosenberg and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.
February 8, 2013

 

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