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.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 127

Incident Details

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

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Your heroism and service is honored today on the 82ndanniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 2, 2012

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