Police Officer Roland J. Brewster

Police Officer Roland J. Brewster

Newark Housing Authority Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, January 12, 1972

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.

Bio

  • 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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I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

October 4, 2018

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