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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Tony, you were one of the only men to make the transition from patrolmen to Chief and still keep the respect and admiration of all those around you. It was truly a sad day when you were lost, and we all lost a true friend with your passing. I think of you often my friend. Rest in peace.

Lt. James V. Sharkey (ret)
Independence Twp. PD

February 19, 2017

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