Fallen Officers


Lieutenant Harry Carlough

End of Watch: Sunday, January 15, 1956

Biographical Info
Age: 43
Badge Number: 102

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Vehicle pursuit
Date of Incident: Wednesday, December 7, 1955
Weapon Used: Automobile

Lieutenant Carlough succumbed to complications of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident on December 7, 1955. He was assisting other units in a vehicle pursuit that originated in Troy, New York. He was travelling on Route 17 when he swerved to avoid a truck that was entering the highway and his patrol car struck a tractor trailer.

Lieutenant Carlough suffered multiple injuries and suffered severe allergic reactions to antibiotics he was placed on as a result.

He died from his injuries on January 15, 1956.

He was survived by his wife and son.

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Patrolman Michael P. McEllen

End of Watch: Sunday, October 3, 1976

Biographical Info
Age: 27
Tour of Duty: 3 years, 6 months
Badge Number: 306

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Sunday, October 3, 1976

Patrolman McEllen was killed in an automobile accident while responding to an intruder call at 2300 hours. His patrol car hydroplaned on a rain-slicked Route 17, causing it to strike a light pole.

Patrolman McEllen had served with the agency for 3.5 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Patrolman Vincent M. Brock

End of Watch: Monday, November 22, 1993

Biographical Info
Age: 39
Tour of Duty: 12 years
Badge Number: 326

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Monday, November 22, 1993
Suspect Info: Arrested

Officer Brock was killed when his patrol car struck a utility pole on Route 4 while he was responding to a false 911 call from a stolen cellular phone. The suspect who placed the false call was arrested after the cellular phone was reactivated and traced. He was sentenced to five years in prison in connection with Officer Brock's death.

Officer Brock had served with the Paramus Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter.