ROLL OF HONOR

IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE HUDSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND ITS PREDECESSOR AGENCIES WHO HAVE MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES.

FIDELIS AD MORTEM

Lieutenant Matthew A. Vogel

Hudson County Sheriff's Office

End of Watch:  Monday, December 27, 2021

Age:  50

Tour:  22 years

INCIDENT DETAILS

Cause:  COVID19

Incident Date:  Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Lieutenant Matthew Vogel died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while working at the Operations Division at 257 Cornelison Avenue in Jersey City.

Lieutenant Vogel had served with the Hudson County Sheriff's Office for 22 years and had been a Special Weapons and Tactical commander. He is survived by his mother, stepfather, and brother.

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Patrolman Frank W. Drewes, Jr.

Hudson County Police Department

End of Watch:  Wednesday, October 4, 1933

Age:  32

Tour:  7 years

INCIDENT DETAILS

Cause:  Motorcycle Crash

Incident Date:  Wednesday, October 4, 1933

Patrolman Frank Drewes was killed in a motorcycle accident on the Pulaski Skyway, east of the Hackensack River, when his motorcycle collided with a motorcycle driven by a Jersey City motor officer.

The Jersey City officer had just stopped a car matching the description of one wanted in connection with a fraud case. After concluding the stop he began to pull away from the vehicle and turn around when he collided with Patrolman Drewes.

Both officers were transported to the Jersey City Medical Center with skull fractures. Patrolman Drewes succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Patrolman Drewes had served with the Hudson County Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife.

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Patrolman Thomas Joseph Clossey

Hudson County Police Department

End of Watch:  Sunday, January 13, 1929

Age:  28

Tour:  Not Available

INCIDENT DETAILS

Cause:  Vehicular Assault

Incident Date:  Saturday, January 12, 1929

Patrolman Thomas Clossey succumbed to injuries received the previous day when his police motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver on the Newark Turnpike between Jersey City and Harrison. The stretch of road that he was struck on was known as "Dead Man's Curve." Patrolman Clossey was transported to Jersey City Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Patrolman Clossey was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Motorcycle Policeman Robert Cookson

Hudson County Boulevard Police

End of Watch Wednesday, August 26, 1925

Age:  25

Tour:  Not Available

INCIDENT DETAILS

Cause:  Motorcycle Crash

Incident Date:  Sunday, August 23, 1925

Motorcycle Policeman Robert Cookson succumbed to injuries sustained three days earlier when he was involved in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Hudson Boulevard and Underwood Place in Jersey City.

He was riding alongside another policeman when their motorcycles collided, causing Policeman Cookson's motorcycle to collide with a car. Policeman Cookson was transported to Jersey City Hospital where he remained until succumbing to his injuries.

Policeman Cookson was survived by his wife.

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Policeman Eugene Cooke

Hudson County Boulevard Police

End of Watch Wednesday, November 9, 1921

INCIDENT DETAILS

Cause:  Struck by vehicle

Incident Date:  Tuesday, November 8, 1921

Policeman Eugene Cooke succumbed to injuries sustained the previous morning when he was struck by a taxicab at the intersection of the Boulevard and Pavonia Avenue while on duty at about 2:15 am.

He was taken to Jersey City Municipal Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the taxi that struck him was arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Policeman Cooke had just returned to duty after being struck and injured by another car the week before.

Policeman Cooke was a U.S. Navy veteran.

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Information courtesy of the Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.