Patrolman William J. Cady

Patrolman William J. Cady

South Plainfield Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, April 19, 1975

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William J. Cady

Patrolman William Cady was struck by a car and killed while on a traffic stop on I-287 at 12:13 am.

During the stop another vehicle, driven by a man who was under the influence of marijuana, struck Patrolman Cady. The suspect was found guilty of death by auto and sentenced to six months in a county work-camp and had his license suspended for six months.

Patrolman Cady was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the South Plainfield Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 9
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Narcotics involved
  • Offender Sentenced to six months

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Patrolman Cady,
Sir, as a fellow Marine;LEO I would just like to say on today the 43rd anniversary of your death Thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A Fellow former Marine;LEO

United States Border Patrol

April 19, 2018

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