Patrolman William F. Brey

Patrolman William F. Brey

Pennsauken Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, May 15, 1987

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William F. Brey

Patrolman William Brey was stabbed to death by two teenage brothers who were drinking on the roof of a townhouse at 1915 46th Street.

After responding to the scene Patrolman Brey was attacked and stabbed by both. He was able to fatally shoot one 15-year-old brother. He then shot the other 17-year-old brother leaving him critically wounded. He then walked out of the building and collapsed on the sidewalk. He had been stabbed 9 times. The other brother recovered, was convicted of murder, and sentenced to life. His reaction to the verdict was "All I did was kill a pig". He was denied parole in 2020, but will be eligible again on June 24, 2028.

Patrolman Brey served with the Pennsauken Township Police Department for less than 10 years. He was survived by his wife and parents.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 9 years, 10 months
  • Badge 43

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender One shot and killed; One sentenced to li

alcohol violation, disturbance

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Thirty-five years ago today, you were suddenly taken away. A date which JFK proclaimed "National Peace Officers Memorial Day". You swore to an oath, to Serve and Protect. A Policeman wearing blue, Of great honor and respect. A shining example, Of the This Blue Line. Protecting your hometown citizens, Against everyday crime. Your actions this day, were Brave, Strong and True. He made the Supreme Sacrifice, Serving to protect all of you.

You joined an elite group of Blue, as many more have since joined you. This is the date, Of your very last tour, Bravo 204. Your name at roll call, will be no more. Uniform still in the closet, Belt hanging on the chair. Locker is emptied, Your name not on the door.

Honored by many, Remembered by all. Today, Many Families and Law Enforcement, Gather at the Memorial Wall. The Pathways of Remembrance, where your name is etched in Stone. Guarded by fierce lions, while protecting it's young. Flags flown at half-staff, blue lights to be shown.
You many be gone and certainly are not forgotten. Until we meet again my dear, you are in my heart forever. I love you always, your wife Loretta

Support your local Law Enforcement Community, today and every day. We need them, as much as they need us.

Loretta Brey, Wife

May 15, 2022

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