Lieutenant Leroy George Palmer

Lieutenant Leroy George Palmer

Camden Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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Leroy George Palmer

Lieutenant Leroy Palmer succumbed to complications of a gunshot wound sustained on February 13th, 1998, while conducting a narcotics operation near the intersection of Bank Street and Boyd Street in East Camden.

As he and other officers attempted to arrest a subject the man pulled out a gun opened fire. Lieutenant Palmer suffered a serious wound that left him paralyzed. A New Jersey State Police trooper and a Camden County detective were also wounded before the subject was killed when officers returned fire.

Lieutenant Palmer is survived by his wife, son, daughter, grandchildren, and two brothers.


  • Age 68
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, February 13, 1998
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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