Trooper John D. Divers

Trooper John D. Divers

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, May 2, 1930

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John D. Divers

Trooper John Divers died after contracting septicemia while on duty in Florence Township in January 1930. Septicemia is a result of bacteria in the blood.

Trooper Divers contracted the illness when an open wound on his finger came in contact with a suspect's blood during an arrest four months earlier.

Trooper Divers had served with the New Jersey State Police for eight years. He is survived by his wife and parents.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 127

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 19, 1930

arrest, communicable disease

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time can ever erase your memory and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

May 2, 2021

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