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Night Patrolman Herbert Vreeland | Erie Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Erie Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Night Patrolman

Herbert Vreeland

Erie Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Friday, February 25, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 1 month, 2 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

Location: New Jersey

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Night Patrolman Herbert Vreeland was struck and killed by a train while patrolling railroad tracks near Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.

His body was not located until the following morning when the next shift started.

Patrolman Vreeland had served with the agency for only six weeks. He was survived by his brother.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 25, 2012

 

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