Police Officer John J. DeRoo

Police Officer John J. DeRoo

Islip Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, December 4, 1947

John J. DeRoo

Officer DeRoo was killed when his patrol car struck a tree. At 0145 hours Officer DeRoo was responding to a report of an unconscious man laying in the street, when his patrol car struck a tree on a curve on the Montauk Highway. Officer DeRoo died at the scene from his injuries. The call he was responding to was later determined to be unfounded.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I said a little prayer today for Police Officer DeRoo and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

December 3, 2015

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