Police Officer John Kingsley Palmer

Police Officer John Kingsley Palmer

Ridgefield Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Sunday, July 31, 1932

John Kingsley Palmer

Police Officer Jack Palmer was killed in a motorcycle accident while en route to a complaint about a fight at a local baseball game.

His police motorcycle collided with an automobile at the intersection of East Ridge Street and Governor Street. Officer Palmer suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident.

In 1996 a city street, Palmer Court, was named in his honor.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 24, 2013

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