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

arrest attempt

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Patrolman Savage,
On today, the 70th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during World War I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 28, 2024

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