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.

Bio

  • 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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Remembering your honor on this day sir. Z/Sgt. DeGroot will always be remembered. RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

December 14, 2020

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