Trooper Warren G. Yenser

Trooper Warren G. Yenser

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, November 9, 1935

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Warren G. Yenser

Trooper Warren Yenser was shot and killed by a man with a shotgun on US Highway 35 in Woodbridge Township.

The shooting occurred after Trooper Yenser attempted to stop a vehicle on Route 1 near New Brunswick. During the ensuing pursuit, the passenger of the vehicle opened fire with a shotgun, killing Trooper Yenser.

The driver of the vehicle committed suicide two days later. The shooter was taken into custody but escaped from the Middlesex County Jail. He was recaptured five days later and convicted of Trooper Yenser's murder. He was executed on August 4th, 1936.

Trooper Yenser had served with the New Jersey State Police for 4.5 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 years, 6 months
  • Badge 599

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1936

vehicle pursuit

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