Trooper David Z. Ernst

Trooper David Z. Ernst

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, August 4, 1927

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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 30, 2013

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