Zone Sergeant Gerald A. DeGroot

Zone Sergeant Gerald A. DeGroot

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Saturday, June 24, 1978

Gerald A. DeGroot

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.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with negligent homicide

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July 13, 2017

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