Patrolman John L. Meyers

Patrolman John L. Meyers

Hawthorne Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, September 8, 1948

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John L. Meyers

Patrolman John Meyers was struck and killed by an automobile while directing traffic at Goffle Road and Warburton Avenue on Monday, September 6, 1948.

At 10:04 pm, Patrolman Meyers was standing on Goffle Road when a vehicle made a left turn from Warburton Avenue in front of Patrolman Meyers. As he moved out of the way, a vehicle traveling south on Goffle Road struck him from behind, flinging him into the air. He was transported to the hospital, where he succumbed to a fractured skull and broken left leg two days later.

Patrolman Meyers was a United States Marine Corps World War II veteran and had served with the Hawthorne Police Department for only eight months. He was survived by his wife, four children, father, mother, and brother.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge 6
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Monday, September 6, 1948

directing traffic

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Patrolman Meyers,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

September 8, 2023

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