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Police Officer Jerry Joseph Genova | Lauderdale Lakes Police Department, Florida Lauderdale Lakes Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Jerry Joseph Genova

Lauderdale Lakes Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 15, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 11/11/1972

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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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.

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We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us and the family left behind to pick up the pieces and move forward. You sir are a hero, continue to rest in peace Officer Genova.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
November 15, 2012

 

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