Police Officer John J. Bracken

Police Officer John J. Bracken

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, September 12, 1973

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John J. Bracken

Police Officer John Bracken succumbed to injuries sustained 12 days earlier when his police motorcycle was struck by a vehicle, driven by a drunk driver, while he was on patrol.

Officer Bracken was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Jersey City Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 1, 1973

drunk driver

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Officer Bracken,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 12, 2023

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