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 accident 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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Patrolman Richter
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lakewood. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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