Trooper David Z. Ernst

Trooper David Z. Ernst

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, August 4, 1927

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David Z. Ernst

Trooper Ernst succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was involved in a motorcycle accident while on patrol. He was told to go home and return to office work the following day. While seated at his desk he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died.

He had served with the agency for 13 months.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year, 1 month
  • Badge 305

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 3, 1927

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service will never, ever be forgotten as no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 4, 2020

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