Sergeant Alfred L. Sellick, Jr.

Sergeant Alfred L. Sellick, Jr.

Montclair Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, January 12, 1976

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Alfred L. Sellick, Jr.

Sergeant Sellick was shot and killed during a bank robbery at 320 Orange Road.

He was shot in the face at about 7:15 p.m. at the First Federal Savings and Loan Association while trying to disarm the gunman. He later died in the emergency room at Mountainside Hospital.

Within three days the gunman and three accomplices were arrested. The gunman was convicted of murder and armed robbery and sentenced to life on June 30th, 1976. He was paroled on May 26th, 1994. The other three were also convicted of murder and armed robbery and sentenced to life. All three have been paroled.

Sergeant Sellick's killer and his three accomplices were members of the New World of Islam, a black Muslim religious group responsible for more than 100 robberies and several murders in New Jersey, including Officer John Gottfried of the Newark Police Department on November 28, 1980.

Sergeant Sellick had served with the Montclair Police Department for 26 years. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1994


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To the family of Sgt Sellick, I did not know you but your Son Tim and I served together and roommates with 307th Medical Bn, 82nd Airborne Division from January 1975 until his ETS, Thank you for your service In Law Enforcement. I remember when Tim was informed of your death, he cared and loved you very much, Rest In Peace. Tim was also my Best Man when I got married.

Master Sargent ( Retired) James A Burack
Roommates 307th Medical Bn, 82nd Airborne Division

April 6, 2021

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