Police Officer John Kingsley Palmer

Police Officer John Kingsley Palmer

Ridgefield Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Sunday, July 31, 1932

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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.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Officer Palmer, it has been 91 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

July 31, 2023

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