Trooper Joseph Perry

Trooper Joseph Perry

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, June 9, 1937

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Joseph Perry

Trooper Joseph Perry was killed in a motorcycle crash on Centerton Road near Lawrence Corner Road.

Another vehicle pulled out of a driveway in front of him as he traveled southbound. Trooper Perry was unable to avoid the collision and suffered a severe leg injury. He was transported to a local hospital by witnesses to the crash. He died from his injuries two days later.

The driver who caused the crash was convicted of reckless driving and fined $2.00.

Trooper Perry was a U.S. Army veteran and was the recipient of both the Silver Star and Purple Heart service medals. He had served with the New Jersey State Police for almost eight years and is survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 442
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Monday, June 7, 1937

routine driving

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Dear Grandfather, you were a war hero while serving in the Army , receiving the Silver Star and purple heart and as a member of the the New Jersey State Police you were relentless while proforming C.P.R. on your partner Trooper Marshall bringing his lifeless body back to life. You were taken away before we could ever meet.. You will never be forgotten. Your Grandson Edward
Adams

RET. Special ops. N.j.Dept Of Correct Ed
D.O.C.

June 10, 2020

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