Night Patrolman Herbert Vreeland

Night Patrolman Herbert Vreeland

Erie Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, February 25, 1916

Herbert Vreeland

Night Patrolman Herbert Vreeland was struck and killed by a train while patrolling railroad tracks near Ridgefield Park, New Jersey.

His body was not located until the following morning when the next shift started.

Patrolman Vreeland had served with the agency for only six weeks. He was survived by his brother.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 1 month, 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location New Jersey

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 25, 2012

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