Trooper John J. Lane

Trooper John J. Lane

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Sunday, May 13, 1928

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John J. Lane

Trooper Lane died when he fell over a stairway rail and landed on his head at the Bethpage Troop barracks.

Trooper Lane was interviewing an area patrolman at the station concerning vandalism to construction equipment on the Wantagh Parkway. The Bethpage Station was located on the second floor of a storefront office and when Trooper Lane leaned against the banister, he lost his balance and fell to the ground.
He died instantly from his injury.

Trooper Lane was a United States Army veteran of World War I and had served with the New York State Police for six years. He was survived by his brother and sister.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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Rest in peace Trooper Lane.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 13, 2020

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