Trooper Matthew Francis McManus

Trooper Matthew Francis McManus

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, February 28, 1938

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Matthew Francis McManus

Trooper Matthew McManus succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident 13 years earlier.

He was on an undercover assignment when the accident occurred. He suffered severe abdominal injuries that caused his death.

Trooper McManus was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served with the New Jersey State Police for five years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 144
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 16, 1925

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February 17, 1926
Trooper Charles E. Ullrich #232
Charles E. Ullrich was born on August 21, 1900 in Paterson, New Jersey, and he resided in New Brunswick. He served in the United States Navy from 1919 to 1923, and achieved the rank of Boatswains Mate 2nd Class. Prior to enlisting in the New Jersey State Police, he worked as a carpenter’s helper and rigger.
He enlisted in the New Jersey State Police on September 1, 1923 as a member of the 7th Class and was stationed at Troop “B” Morristown at the time of his death. His service with the New Jersey State Police was characterized by loyalty, fearless performance of duty and faithful and energetic devotion to the high principles of the New Jersey State Police.
Trooper Ullrich’s death was the result of gunshot wounds suffered while in the performance of duty.
On February 17, 1926, Trooper Ullrich and Trooper Matthew McManus were detailed to assist the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office to gather evidence on disorderly houses in Passaic County. While on an investigation of a house known as the French Hills Hotel, a notorious roadhouse outside of the city of Paterson, their identity became known to the operators. They were attacked and fired upon by the proprietor and his assistants. In the exchange of gunshots, Trooper Ullrich was killed and Trooper McManus was wounded.
Trooper Ullrich served 2 years and 5 months with the New Jersey State Police.
He was survived by his wife. Trooper Ullrich was 26 years old.

Mark Blair
NJ Department of Corrections, Retired

February 17, 2021

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