Patrolman John Gurnovich

Patrolman John Gurnovich

South Brunswick Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, June 12, 1966

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John Gurnovich

Patrolman John Gurnovich suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle with a suspect at a local bowling alley. He had responded to the bowling alley to investigate a disturbance. During the struggle the suspect punched him in the chest, triggering the heart attack.

Patrolman Gurnovich was transported to a local hospital where he remained for 12 days until passing away.

He had served with the agency for 3 years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Monday, May 30, 1966

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As yet another anniversary of your death is upon us I reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement family will always remember. Rest in peace always.

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

June 12, 2021

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