Patrolman Patrick J. Lane

Patrolman Patrick J. Lane

Hoboken Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, March 9, 1928

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Patrick J. Lane

Patrolman Patrick Lane was shot and killed by a New York gangster he stopped for speeding in a stolen car shortly after midnight.

When the driver did not have a license, Patrolman Lane arrested the two men in the vehicle. He confiscated a revolver from one of the men and started walking the driver and the passenger to the police station at 12th Street and Willow Avenue. At 12th Street between Hudson Street and Washington Street, one of the men pulled out a gun he was hiding and shot Patrolman Lane three times. He was transported to St. Mary's Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The 24-year-old suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life on May 4, 1928. He was paroled on December 5, 1961.

Patrolman Lane had served with the Hoboken Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 46

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1961

arrest attempt, stolen vehicle, traffic stop

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 9, 2012

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