Police Officer Roland J. Brewster

Police Officer Roland J. Brewster

Newark Housing Authority Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, January 12, 1972

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Roland J. Brewster

Police Officer Roland Brewster was shot and killed while off-duty when he attempted to take action when a tavern was robbed.

He was inside the tavern when armed suspects entered. The subjects shot him when he attempted to stop them.

Officer Brewster had served with the Newark Housing Authority Police Department for 2-1/2 years.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge 9

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

off duty, robbery

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Rest in peace Officer Brewster.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 26, 2019

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