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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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 22, 2021

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