Police Officer William H. Fordham, Jr.

Police Officer William H. Fordham, Jr.

Bergen County Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, September 6, 1985

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William H. Fordham, Jr.

Officer William Fordham was killed in an automobile accident while on patrol on Route 17 South in Paramus.

Officer Fordham was traveling south on Route 17 when a tractor-trailer pulled out in front of him. He was transported to Hackensack Medical Center, where he died approximately 3 hours later.

Officer Fordham was a United States Navy Vietnam veteran and had served with the Bergen County Police Department for six years. He was survived by his mother, stepfather, brother, and sister.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 157
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

patrol, vehicle crash

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Love and miss you each day Cousin!
I will never forget our last conversation before your end of watch and waiting for the phone to ring in the morning and it be you as promised. Instead it was a call we never wanted to hear!!!
Love You


July 16, 2022

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