Patrolman Matthew Steve Forgach

Patrolman Matthew Steve Forgach

Newport Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, January 23, 1960

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Matthew Steve Forgach

Patrolman Matthew Forgach suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to an automobile crash at Kirmar Parkway and Center Street.

He was responding from his home to Wanamie when he was stricken with a fatal heart attack. He was able to pull his vehicle over at the intersection of Main Street and Third Street, in Glen Lyon. Local residents discovered Patrolman Forgach and took him to a local doctor who pronounced him dead.

Patrolman Forgach served with the Newport Township Police Department for 35 years and had planned to retire on his 62nd birthday on February 24th, 1960. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter. His son was a state trooper serving out of Norristown Barracks.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 35 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

automobile accident, response driving

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Patrolman Forgach,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Newport Township. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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January 23, 2020

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