Police Officer Jack Woomer

Police Officer Jack Woomer

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, July 10, 1957

Jack Woomer

Officer Woomer was shot and killed by a man who had obtained another officers service revolver moments earlier. The man was being questioned about an auto theft when he began to struggle with the two officers. He was able to gain control of one of the officers' weapons and ran out of the building. Officer Woomer, who was pulling up to the scene, ordered the man to stop and drew his weapon.

The suspect shot Officer Woomer in the face and continued to walk away. Officer Woomer's partner returned fire, wounding the suspect, who was then taking into custody. Officer Woomer was taken to Beth Israel Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Officer Woomer was survived by his wife and three young children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

Most Recent Reflection

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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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