Westville fallen Police officerPatrolman Charles A. Duer
Westville Police Department

End of Watch Sunday January 31,1932

Patrolman Duer was struck and killed by a drunk driver while working a special detail with the New Jersey State Police. He had made a traffic stop of a vehicle whose lights were too bright. As he examined the driver’s license he was struck by a vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the roadway. The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with DUI and manslaughter. He was convicted and sentenced to 30 days in jail and received a $100.00 fine.

Taken from Officer Down Memorial Page
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Click the links below to read the original newspaper articles regarding Patrolman Duer:
Westville Officer Crash Victim
Deadlocked Jury Article
Trail Ends Article

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