In Memoriam

Theodore Braun


Patrolman Theodore E. R. Braun

Verona Police Department
Verona, New Jersey

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 18, 1938

Age: 24
Tour of Duty: 11 months

Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Date of Incident: Saturday, May 14, 1938

Patrolman Braun succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident while attempting to stop a speeding vehicle on Bloomfield Avenue. As he sped down the street with his siren activated a hard-of-hearing pedestrian stepped into the road. Patrolman Braun swerved to avoid him and was thrown over the handlebars of the motorcycle. He was taken to Moutainside Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Patrolman Braun had served with the Verona Police Department for 11 months. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

Please visit Patrolman Braun's page at odmp.org by clicking here.