Patrolman Sterling C. Forden

Patrolman Sterling C. Forden

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, June 23, 1934

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Sterling C. Forden

Patrolman Forden was stabbed to death by a woman on Luthern Avenue near William Street during a vice raid. Other officers arrested the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Forden's murder and sentenced to 20 years to life in Westfield state prison for women, Bedford Hills, on July 6, 1934.

He had served with the agency for only 1 year and was assigned to the Headquarters Division.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 732

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years to life

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Rest in peace Patrolman Forden. So young and brave!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 23, 2021

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