Patrolman Hartley F. Richter

Patrolman Hartley F. Richter

Lakewood Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, April 10, 1947

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Hartley F. Richter

Patrolman Richter was killed in an automobile crash while attempting to stop a traffic violator.

He lost control of his patrol car and struck a tree on River Road. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died five days later.

Patrolman Richter had served with the Lakewood Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 5, 1947

single vehicle crash, traffic patrol

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30 was a very early age to go, I wish I had the opportunity to meet you. However I'm grateful your legacy was an amazing one and will continue to be. Sleep Peacefully Great Grandda

kattie washington
great grandfather

July 22, 2023

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