Chief of Police Frederick Plumstead

Chief of Police Frederick Plumstead

Roxbury Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, April 12, 1929

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Frederick Plumstead

Chief Frederick Plumstead was killed in a motorcycle accident while returning to Roxbury after testifying in court in Newark, New Jersey. Chief Plumstead was driving his department motorcycle when it began to rain heavily. Chief Plumstead struck the rear of a parked truck on Mine Hill Road at 2240 hours and was seriously injured. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at 0200 hours the next morning.

Chief Plumstead had been Chief for three years and had served as a special officer prior to that. He was survived by his expectant wife and five children.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 11, 1929

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Chief Plumstead,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Roxbury Township. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 12, 2019

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