Patrolman Michael Dudash

Patrolman Michael Dudash

Edison Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, October 4, 1924

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Michael Dudash

Patrolman Michael Dudash succumbed to injuries he received in a motorcycle crash while responding to an automobile collision on Route 27 during a period of heavy fog.

His motorcycle struck a disabled vehicle that was stopped in the roadway. He was transported to St.Peter's Hospital, where he died from his injuries the next day.

At the time of his death, Edison Township was named Raritan Township. The town was renamed to Edison in 1954. He was the third officer hired when the police department was formed in 1923.

Patrolman Dudash had served with the Raritan Township Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and five children. One of his sons and his grandson went on to serve with the Edison Police Department.

Dudash Park is named in honor of Patrolman Dudash.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 3

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Friday, October 3, 1924

emergency response, motor officer, motorcycle crash, weather

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

October 10, 2020

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