They gave their lives upholding our tradition of Honor, Duty, Fidelity.
Badge: # 3875
Class: Highway Patrol
Died: 1-25-1984; Millville Hospital, Cumberland Co.
Cause: Auto Accident
Site: Injured 1-10-1984;S.H. 47 Maurice River Twp., Cumberland Co.
Stationed: Troop "A" Hammonton
Service Time: 4 days with NJSP; 19 years 5 months with Highway Patrol, DMV
Resided: Millville, Cumberland Co.
Edward R. Errickson was born on July 31, 1937 in Millville, New Jersey. Prior to joining the New Jersey State Police, he served three years in the United States Air Force.
Trooper Errickson joined the Highway Patrol Bureau on June 11, 1965 as a member of the 11th Motor Vehicle Class. He was transferred into the New Jersey State Police on January 21, 1984. His service with the New Jersey State Police was characterized by loyalty, fearless performance of duty and faithful and energetic devotion to the high principals of the New Jersey State Police.
Trooper Errickson died of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident while in the performance of his duties.
On January 10, 1984, while traveling south on Route 47 in Maurice River Township, Cumberland County, his unmarked troop car skidded sideways on an icy road into oncoming traffic. He was struck on the left side by a vehicle traveling north. He was taken to Millville Hospital where he died from his injuries on January 25, 1984.
Trooper Errickson served 4 days with the New Jersey State Police.
Trooper Errickson was survived by his wife and three children; two daughters ages 21 and 14 and a son age 18. Trooper Errickson was 46 years old.