Police Officer Jerry Joseph Genova

Police Officer Jerry Joseph Genova

Lauderdale Lakes Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, November 15, 1972

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Jerry Joseph Genova

Police Officer Jerry Genova was killed in a motorcycle crash while pursuing a vehicle wanted for a hit-and-run involving a young girl.

Another vehicle failed to yield the right-of-way and turned in front of Officer Genova on State Route 7 at NW 21st Street, causing a collision. Officer Genova was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries four days later.

Officer Genova had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 11, 1972
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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