Chief of Police Anthony J. Terminelli

Chief of Police Anthony J. Terminelli

Washington Borough Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, February 18, 1992

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Anthony J. Terminelli

Chief Anthony Terminelli suffered a fatal heart attack following the foot pursuit and struggle of a burglary suspect. After tackling the suspect, he was struck in the chest by the man.

His health started to deteriorate following the incident and he passed away 15 days later as the result of a heart attack.

Chief Terminelli had served with the agency for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location Washington
  • Incident Date Monday, February 3, 1992

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Chief Terminelli,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Washington Borough. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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