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Patrolman Jay R. Van Dusen | Amherst Police Department, New York Amherst Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Jay R. Van Dusen

Amherst Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 2, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Patrolman Van Dusen suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to an emergency call involving a woman walking in the roadway in extremely cold weather conditions. Following the heart attack his patrol car struck a snow bank. He was located by other officers and transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Patrolman Van Dusen had served with the agency for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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As I begin my career as a Police Officer I will remember what others, such as you, have given. You will not be forgotten.

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