Police Officer William I. Van Arsdale

Police Officer William I. Van Arsdale

New Brunswick Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, December 7, 1856

William I. Van Arsdale

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.

Bio

  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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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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