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.

Bio

  • Age 68
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

narcotics

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Rest in Peace Lt. Palmer. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Palmer Family and the Camden Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

April 3, 2022

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