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Police Officer William I. Van Arsdale | New Brunswick Police Department, New Jersey New Brunswick Police Department, New Jersey

Police Officer

William I. Van Arsdale

New Brunswick Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Sunday, December 7, 1856

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Drowned

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Police Officer William Van Arsdale drowned after falling into an ice-covered canal while making his rounds of the docks and coal yards.

It is believed that he was attempting to maneuver around a fence when he fell through the ice at approximately 2:00 am. His body was located the next day after a worker noticed a hole in the ice and a hat frozen into the ice nearby.

Officer Van Arsdale was survived by his wife and six children.

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Officer Van Arsdale,
On today, the 160th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Brunswick.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
December 7, 2016

 

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