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,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ridgefield. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 31, 2022

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