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 intoxicated driver.

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 Charged with negligent homicide

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Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 24, 2020

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