Patrolman John T. Plunkett

Patrolman John T. Plunkett

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, December 12, 1924

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John T. Plunkett

Patrolman John Plunkett was killed in a motorcycle accident while on patrol. A car pulled out in front of his motorcycle, causing him to lose control. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to severe head injuries.

Patrolman Plunkett was a United States World War I veteran and had served with the Newark Police Department for 6 years. He was survived by his mother, two brothers, and four sisters.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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Rest in peace always knowing no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

December 12, 2020

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