Patrolman William A. Savage

Patrolman William A. Savage

New Brunswick Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, January 28, 1954

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William A. Savage

Patrolman William Savage suffered a fatal heart attack while walking a prisoner to police headquarters after arresting him for a traffic violation.

As the two walked past city hall Patrolman Savage suddenly collapsed. His prisoner then ran to the police headquarters and notified other officers. Patrolman Savage was transported to St. Peter's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Patrolman Savage was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWI and had served with the New Brunswick Police Department for 30 years. He was survived by his wife and brother.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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I can still remember the day you died. I was only four years old and I remember your wife, Molita, coming into our front door sobbing to my mother(Margaretta Savage Buchanan) I'm 70 now but I remember that day like it was yesterday. I still miss you, Uncle Bill.

Kenneth W Buchanan

June 6, 2020

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