Patrolman Edward Ruark

Patrolman Edward Ruark

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, December 12, 1930

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Edward Ruark

Patrolman Edward Ruark was shot and killed at the intersection of Mallory Avenue and Communipaw Avenue after stopping a stolen car that was used in a homicide in Newark.

As Patrolman Ruark questioned one of the subjects, another exited the car and shot him several times.

All three suspects, one adult and two juveniles, were apprehended. The adult suspect, 19-years-old, was the murderer of a store manager in Newark and Patrolman Ruark. He was convicted of Patrolman Ruark's murder, sentenced to death, and executed in the electric chair on April 23, 1932.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1932

murder suspect, stolen vehicle

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the eighty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 12, 2011

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