Police Officer Maxwell Badgley

Police Officer Maxwell Badgley

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, October 23, 1854

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Maxwell Badgley

Officer Badgely was stabbed to death by a prisoner who was attempting to escape custody. Officer Badgely and two other officers were escorting four prisoners to the jail following a hearing before a judge. The prisoners were handcuffed in pairs, left wrist of one prisoner to the right wrist of another prisoner. As Officer Badgely turned a corner near the jail with the first pair of prisoners and out of sight of the other two officers, Officer Badgely yelled for help. As the other two officers rushed to his aid they found that he had been stabbed in the chest.

Although both prisoners attempted to flee the scene, one of them fell preventing the pair from making their escape. Officer Badgely identified the prisoner who stabbed him just before he died. A six inch spring dirk knife was recovered at the scene of the stabbing.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Spring dirk
  • Offender Not available

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I'm taking a Blue Courage class right now and my homework assignment for tonight was to write about you. May you rest in peace always, Sir. I thank you for all you did to protect the people of Newark NJ. You, along with all your fallen brothers in Blue, will never be forgotten.

Dispatcher-Kathleen Lockwood
Snowflake/Taylor Police Department Snowflake, AZ

October 22, 2018

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