Chief of Police John A. Dolan

Chief of Police John A. Dolan

Passaic Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, March 22, 1966

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John A. Dolan

Chief of Police John Dolan suffered a fatal heart attack following an altercation at a domestic disturbance call.

He returned to his home at 251 Main Street following the call and collapsed.

Chief Dolan was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of WWII and had served with the Passaic Township Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available


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Chief Dolan,
Sir, 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 USCG during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Paratus!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 23, 2024

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