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Patrolman John L. Meyers | Hawthorne Police Department, New Jersey Hawthorne Police Department, New Jersey


John L. Meyers

Hawthorne Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Monday, September 6, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 8 months

Badge # 6

Military veteran

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Patrolman John Meyers struck and killed by automobile while on a traffic post.

Officer Meyers has served with the Hawthorne Police Department for only eight months and had previously served with the United States Marine Corps. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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I was 18 months old when my father was killed, so I had no personal memory of him. But 65 years later [to the day]
the Borough of Hawthorne honored my father by naming a street in his honor and a Memorial Monument by the Police Station. I will remember that day forever.

Bill Meyers
November 11, 2013


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