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Zone Sergeant Gerald A. DeGroot | New York State Police, New York New York State Police, New York

Zone Sergeant

Gerald A. DeGroot

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, June 24, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 19 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with negligent homicide

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Zone Sergeant Gerald DeGroot was killed when his Troop Car was stuck head on by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.

The officer had been a member of the New York State Police for 19 years.

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I am grateful for your help and inspiration when I was a public justice major at Oswego State. It was your insight and guidance that motivated me to becoming a law enforcement officer. Thank you.

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July 13, 2017


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