Patrolman Joseph Richard Roessner

Patrolman Joseph Richard Roessner

Springfield Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, March 13, 1962

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Joseph Richard Roessner

Patrolman Roessner was killed in an automobile accident while involved in a high speed pursuit. His patrol car struck a tree during the pursuit, causing fatal injuries.

Patrolman Roessner had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 13, 2021

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