Zone Sergeant Gerald A. DeGroot

Zone Sergeant Gerald A. DeGroot

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Saturday, June 24, 1978

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Gerald A. DeGroot

Zone Sergeant Gerald DeGroot was killed when his Troop Car was stuck head on by a vehicle being operated by an 18-year-old intoxicated driver going the wrong way on Leray Street in Watertown. The subject was seriously injured.

The suspect was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide.

The officer had been a member of the New York State Police for 19 years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Convicted of negligent homicide

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Rest in peace Zone Sergeant DeGroot.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 23, 2021

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