Sergeant James Ralph Fassnacht

Sergeant James Ralph Fassnacht

Essex County Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, July 6, 1993

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James Ralph Fassnacht

Sergeant Fassnacht drowned while he and two other divers were clearing an intake screen in Weequahic Park Lake.

Sergeant Fassnacht was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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

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

July 6, 2020

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