Patrolman Martin J. Hanly

Patrolman Martin J. Hanly

Belleville Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, July 24, 1927

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Martin J. Hanly

Patrolman Martin J. Hanly was killed in a motorcycle accident while pursuing a traffic violator on Washington Avenue. Another vehicle pulled in front of his motorcycle at the intersection with Rutgers Street, causing a collision. Patrolman Hanly was transported to Saint Michael's Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The driver he was chasing fled the scene. The driver who pulled in front him was charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman Hanly was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available


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Just celebrated the Sacrifice of the Mass of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection in memory of you, my grandfather and your courageous wife and widow, Margaret, my grandmother!
We never met you but she over those almost 50 years after your dying in the line of duty, planted your memory in my heart. I have your and her picture in my room. All your grandchildren and great grandchildren keep you alive in our hearts!
I am a priest of 56 years and have been a Police Chaplain since 1967 and am the Chaplain of the Verona (NJ) Police Department since 1994 which is my greatest honor and blessing. They are the FINEST of the Finest, as you are, Pop. Ask St Michael our Heavenly Patron to continue to bless, sustain and intercede for Police Personnel and their loved ones and most importantly the people they choose to protect and serve!
Enjoy the Eternal “CHOIR PRACTICE!”

Police Chaplain
Verona NJ

July 24, 2022

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