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Patrolman Charles A. Duer | Westville Police Department, New Jersey Westville Police Department, New Jersey

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Charles A. Duer

Westville Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Sunday, January 31, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 30 days

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Patrolman Duer was struck and killed by a drunk driver while working a special detail with the New Jersey State Police. He had made a traffic stop of a vehicle whose lights were too bright. As he examined the driver's license he was struck by a vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the roadway. The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with DUI and manslaughter. He was convicted and sentenced to 30 days in jail and received a $100 fine.

Patrolman Duer had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer

Time never diminishes respect and 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
January 31, 2012

 

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