Patrolman Thomas Joseph Clossey

Patrolman Thomas Joseph Clossey

Hudson County Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, January 13, 1929

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Thomas Joseph Clossey

Patrolman Thomas Clossey succumbed to injuries received the previous day when his police motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver on the Newark Turnpike between Jersey City and Harrison. The stretch of road that he was struck on was known as "Dead Man's Curve." Patrolman Clossey was transported to Jersey City Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Patrolman Clossey was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 12, 1929
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Clossey,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hudson County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 13, 2019

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