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New Hero Search Anthony Lukis Jr. - May. 04, 1966 (19033)

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New Jersey State Police Dept. Patch
Resided: NJ, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: May. 04, 1966
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 30 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: New Jersey State Police
1 River Road  
West Trenton, NJ   08628   USA
(609)882-2000
County: Mercer
Dept. Type: State/Police
Hero's Rank: Trooper
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 1754
On The Job: 4 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NJ   USA   Wed. May. 04, 1966
Summary: Trooper Lukis was shot and killed while patrolling the New Jersey Turnpike in Westampton Township at 1:40 am. He had stopped to check on vehicle parked on the side of the roadway when be became engaged in a violent struggle. The suspect was able to shoot him three times in the back, killing him. The suspect was captured a short time later near Paulsboro after a wild chase.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death December 15, 1966. In 1972 his sentence was commuted to life. On November 2, 1973, he escaped from Trenton State Prison. Two weeks later he was shot and killed by a New Jersey detective in New York City when he refused to surrender.

Trooper Lukis had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife, three sons, and two daughters.

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