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Police Officer Maxwell Badgley | Newark Police Department, New Jersey Newark Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer

Maxwell Badgley

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Monday, October 23, 1854

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Spring dirk

Offender: Not available

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Officer Badgely was stabbed to death by a prisoner who was attempting to escape custody. Officer Badgely and two other officers were escorting four prisoners to the jail following a hearing before a judge. The prisoners were handcuffed in pairs, left wrist of one prisoner to the right wrist of another prisoner. As Officer Badgely turned a corner near the jail with the first pair of prisoners and out of sight of the other two officers, Officer Badgely yelled for help. As the other two officers rushed to his aid they found that he had been stabbed in the chest.

Although both prisoners attempted to flee the scene, one of them fell preventing the pair from making their escape. Officer Badgely identified the prisoner who stabbed him just before he died. A six inch spring dirk knife was recovered at the scene of the stabbing.

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