Detective Albert J. Mallen, Sr.

Detective Albert J. Mallen, Sr.

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, August 28, 1985

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Albert J. Mallen, Sr.

Detective Albert Mallen was shot and killed while while serving a narcotics related search warrant in Westville. He was shot in the face with a 12-gauge shotgun while looking around a corner.

The suspect was sentenced to death but died of natural causes while awaiting execution.

Detective Mallen had served with the agency for over 14 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, mother, and four sisters.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 2753

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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