Police Officer Jack Woomer

Police Officer Jack Woomer

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, July 10, 1957

Jack Woomer

Police Officer Jack Woomer was shot and killed by a man who had obtained another officer's service revolver moments earlier.

A service station attendant had called officers to the scene because a man had been hanging around the lot and refused to leave. Before officers arrived at the scene the man entered the attendant's car. Responding officers took the man into a building on the lot while attempting to identify him. During the questioning, the man began to struggle with both officers and was able to obtain one of their service weapons and then ran out of the building.

Officer Woomer, who was pulling up to the scene, ordered the man to stop and drew his weapon. The man shot Officer Woomer in the face and continued to walk away. Officer Woomer's partner returned fire, wounding the man, who was then taken into custody. Officer Woomer was taken to Beth Israel Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Officer Woomer was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was survived by his wife and three young children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and wounded

suspicious person

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I remember you as a happy hardworking uncle. Your duty and honor and dedication were something I respected. Your death left a void in my life and the lives of everyone related to you. You were someone my mother, your sister, relied on.
I will always honor your memory (I was 8 when your watch ended). Thank you!


Charles Mahon

March 3, 2017

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