Patrolman Richard J. Harper

Patrolman Richard J. Harper

Brick Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, May 4, 1978

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Richard J. Harper

Patrolman Richard Harper was struck and killed by a construction vehicle while directing traffic around a construction site at the intersection of Chambers Bridge Road and Cedarwood Drive.

Patrolman Harper had served with the Brick Township Police Department for four years. He was survived by his expectant wife and child.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 21

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

off duty, secondary employment

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