Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman William J. Finnigan

Irvington Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, February 4, 1922

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Reflections for Patrolman William J. Finnigan

Patrolman Finnigan is my great grandfather. Thank you for honoring him on this site and telling his heroic story for all of us who never got to meet him. He must have been a great man evidenced by my wonderful grandfather and dad.

Deb Garwood
great granddaughter

July 31, 2014

i honor your memory on the 92nd anniversary of your death by updating your information so all can know the sacrifice you have made.

paul russo civilian supporter from police family

July 30, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. . My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 4, 2012

Rest in peace my Brother.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex- New Jersey Cop

February 4, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 30, 2008

I am Patrolman Finnigan's grandson. I'm so glad that I found this memorial on the internet. My Dad, William J., was a teenager when my grandfather was killed. Thus, I never had the privilege to know him. But I revere the memory of his life and service in Irvington.
I graduated from Irvington H.S. in 1953. Today I serve as a chaplain and counselor in a Rescue Mission in Youngstown, OH.
Thanks, Gramp, for your dedicated life.

Rev. William J. Finnigan
Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley

March 8, 2005

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