They gave their lives upholding our tradition of Honor, Duty, Fidelity.
Badge: # 1481
Cause: Auto Accident
Site: Rt. 38 Mt. Laurel Twp., Burlington Co.
Stationed: Troop "C" Riverton
Service Time: 6 Months
Resided: Caldwell, Essex Co.
George R. Dancy, Jr was born on March 9, 1933 in Schenectady, New York. He resided in Caldwell, New Jersey. Prior to joining the New Jersey State Police, he was employed in Essex Fells at the New Jersey Post Office.
Trooper Dancy enlisted with the New Jersey State Police on December 16, 1955 as a member of the 50th State Police Class. He was stationed at Troop "C", Riverton. His service with the Division was characterized by loyalty, fearless performance of duty and faithful and energetic devotion to the principles of the New Jersey State Police.
Trooper Dancy died as a result of injuries he received in an automobile accident while on duty.
On May 28, 1956 at 9:25 p.m., Trooper Dancy was travelling along Route 38 south in Mt. Laurel Township, Moorestown, New Jersey. An unknown vehicle made a left turn from Route 38 into Hartford Road, cutting the corner sharply. In doing so, it apparently crossed into the path of Trooper Dancy's troop car, causing him to collide with another vehicle. Trooper Dancy received a brush burn on his left cheek, a fractured collar bone, a laceration of his left side and internal injuries. Trooper Dancy was taken to Burlington County Hospital in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, where he died from internal injuries.
He served 6 months with the New Jersey State Police.
Trooper Dancy was survived by his wife and his 3 year old daughter. He was 23 years old.