Police Officer Jerry Joseph Genova

Police Officer Jerry Joseph Genova

Lauderdale Lakes Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, November 15, 1972

Jerry Joseph Genova

Officer Genova was killed in a motorcycle accident while pursuing a vehicle wanted for a hit-and-run involving a young girl. Another vehicle failed to yield right-of-way and turned in front of Officer Genova on State Route 7, causing a collision. Officer Genova was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries four days later.
Officer Genova had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife, son and daughter.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 11, 1972
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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What an honor to see all these reflections. I was so young I have no memories of my father I can reflect on except for family, friends and people like all of you that help keep his memory alive. Because this I grew up knowing what a great man he was. Kind, caring, hard working, respectful and funny! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. It is truly an honor and nothing stronger to be so blessed to be apart of the Law Enforcement community!
Love to you all

Jerry Genova’s daughter

November 16, 2018

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