Trooper John Anderson

Trooper John Anderson

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, November 1, 1955

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John Anderson

Trooper John Anderson was shot and killed while investigating a stolen car on the Garden State Parkway.

He was on patrol when he observed the car stopped in a U-turn lane. He was shot and mortally wounded when he stopped to investigate.

The subject fled to a nearby hotel where he took the owner and his wife hostage. The hotel owner was able to untie himself, retrieve his rifle, and killed the subject after being held for approximately one hour.

Trooper Anderson had served with the New Jersey State Police for two years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 2 years, 3 months
  • Badge 1191

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Trooper Anderson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 13, 2021

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