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Trooper Marienus J. Segeren

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, July 25, 1971

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Reflections for Trooper Marienus J. Segeren

Trooper Segeren,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Jersey. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 25, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 25, 2020

Happy Birthday, Rennie!


April 30, 2015

Happy Birthday, Rennie!


April 30, 2014

Happy Birthday, Rennie!

Lucille O'Keefe

April 30, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 18, 2013

Thinking of you, Rennie, and remembering. So sorry about "the shoe." ;~)

Save me a dance, Trooper!


July 24, 2012

The sacrifice you made while serving as a Trooper with the NJ State Police will NEVER be forgotten. Your family are in our thoughts & prayers as we remember you today & everyday.


July 25, 2010

The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 12, 2007

We'll never forget you Trooper!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

July 25, 2007

I knew 'Rennie' when we worked at Hussman Refrigeration in the early 60's. He could always make you laugh. We both went into Law enforcement within a few months of each other.
It is hard to believe that today has been 36 years since his death. Tonight his family will be in my prayers. May he continue to be in my thoughts for many years to come.

Chief Andrew Fox (retired)
Gloucester Twp. Police

July 25, 2007

I think about you every day Daddy!! I sincerely wish I knew you better! Mommy prays that you are behind her when she goes through the really tough times with us children; even though we are 39 years of age and above!

Please always stay in our dreams!

Ilove you,


We al talk about you often!!

March 26, 2006

God bless you, Trooper Segeren, and thank you for your noble service. Rest in heavenly peace.


November 8, 2004

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