Chief of Police David John Lake

Chief of Police David John Lake

Ocean Grove Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, August 23, 1971

David John Lake

Chief David Lake suffered a fatal heart attack while in a foot pursuit of an escaped prisoner.

The suspect was later apprehended and sentenced to 4 months in jail.

Chief Lake had served with the Ocean Grove Police Department for 16 years and had previously served with the United States Marine Corps in World War II. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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He was my Mothers cousin. I remember as a lad visiting his parents house and seeing his picture in his Marine Corps uniform. I was so proud to have a cousin in the Marine Corps.
Never got to meet him and that was my loss. My Grand mother (Letitia Lake Reese was his fathers cousin.) Idid not hear of his death until a while ago when I was looking up members of the family..
Thomas Clark. 6865 Mellor Rd. St. Thomas On. N5P3S9

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September 23, 2017

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