Motorcycle Officer Joseph Lewis

Motorcycle Officer Joseph Lewis

Woodbridge Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, September 18, 1932

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Joseph Lewis

Motorcycle Officer Joseph Lewis was fatally injured while chasing a speeder along St. Georges Avenue at Route 9 in Avenel at 8:20 am.

His motorcycle crashed into another motorcycle and then hit a truck. He was transported to Perth Amboy Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds 10 hours later.

Motorcycle Officer Lewis served with the Woodbridge Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, two brothers, and a sister. His nephew was also serving with the Woodbridge Police Department at the time of his death, and his grandson went on to serve as a law enforcement officer.

In 2022, the local concert venue was renamed the Joseph R. Lewis Concert Field.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 16

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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Learned of your story from a good friend of mine, one of your easy Wheelman...unforgotten.

Sgt. Albert J. Wysock
Cheswold PD & NCCPD-Retired

September 16, 2022

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