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

He 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 agency for eight years.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 127

Incident Details

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

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Rest in peace Trooper Divers.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 2, 2020

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