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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Rest in peace Officer Genova. I go and visit the residents at St. John's Nursing Center in Lauderdale Lakes. Your honor and valor will remain as your heroic legacy. My father may he rest in peace served as a New York City policeman for almost forty years.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 15, 2017

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