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Trooper John D. Divers | New Jersey State Police, New Jersey New Jersey State Police, New Jersey


John D. Divers

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch: Friday, May 2, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 127

Cause: Duty related illness

Incident Date: 1/19/1930

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Trooper Divers died after contracting septicemia while on duty in Florence Township in January, 1930. Septicemia is a result of bacteria in the blood.

He contracted the illness when an open wound on his finger came in contact with a suspect's blood during an arrest four months earlier.

Trooper Divers had served with the agency for 8 years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today on the 82ndanniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 2, 2012


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