Patrolman William J. Cady

Patrolman William J. Cady

South Plainfield Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, April 19, 1975

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William J. Cady

Patrolman William Cady was struck by a car and killed while on a traffic stop on I-287 at 12:13 am.

During the stop another vehicle, driven by a man who was under the influence of marijuana, struck Patrolman Cady. The suspect was found guilty of death by auto and sentenced to six months in a county work-camp and had his license suspended for six months.

Patrolman Cady was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the South Plainfield Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 9
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Narcotics involved
  • Offender Sentenced to six months

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Rest in peace Patrolman Cady.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 18, 2019

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