Night Patrolman Herbert Vreeland

Night Patrolman Herbert Vreeland

Erie Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, February 25, 1916

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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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Patrolman Vreeland, it's now been 105 years. You are still remembered. God Bless and may your continued rest remain peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

February 25, 2021

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