Trooper Charles Kopf

Trooper Charles Kopf

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, September 27, 1948

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Charles Kopf

Trooper Charles Kopf was killed in an automobile crash at the intersection of Route 25 and Crosswicks Street in Hamilton Township.

He was en route to a crash investigation when he was struck by a tractor-trailer. The impact spun his patrol vehicle around and into a pole. He was thrown from the car and died instantly.

Trooper Kopf was a United States Navy Reserve veteran and had served with the New Jersey State Police for nine months. He was survived by his wife and parents.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge 905
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

single vehicle crash

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Trooper Kopf,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Jersey. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 27, 2023

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