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South Plainfield in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Police Athletic League Memorial Field

 
 
Police Athletic League Memorial Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 7, 2016
1. Police Athletic League Memorial Field Marker
Inscription.
Left side plague
Patrolman Richard H. Conklin Badge #23 October 11, 1944-January 21 1972-After completing his tour of duty with the military, Conklin became a member of the South Plainfield Police Department on November 13, 1967. On January 21, 1972 Conklin assisted the Rescue Squad in the transportation of a mentally ill patient. Conklin was riding in the rear of the Rescue Squad vehicle when the patient broke free of the restraints, literally ripped Officer Conklinís firearm from his holster, and shot him twice. Officer Conklin died with moments of being shot. His parents, Henry and Mary, and sisters Mary and Ethel survived him.

Right side plaque
Patrolman William J. Cady Badge #9 April 22, 1945-April 19, 1975-After completing his tour of duty with the military, Cady became a member of the South Plainfield Police Department on February 24, 1969. In 1971, he received a commendation for single handily subduing two burglary suspect who had violently resisted arrest. While conducting a routine traffic stop on an entrance ramp to Interstate Highway 287, he was struck and killed by a passing vehicle. The operator of the vehicle was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the accident. His wife Jane, daughter Stephanie, and son Rhett survived him.
 
Location.

Patrolman Richard H. Conklin image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 7, 2016
2. Patrolman Richard H. Conklin
40° 35.336′ N, 74° 24.232′ W. Marker is in South Plainfield, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Cady Lane. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Plainfield NJ 07080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quaker Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of South Plainfield (approx. ĺ mile away); Plainfield Garden Club (approx. 1.2 miles away); Samptown Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Oak Tree Neighborhood (approx. 1.7 miles away); Oak Tree Pond (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Reuben Ayers House (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Oak Tree Engagement and the Battle of the Short Hills (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in South Plainfield.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Patrolman William J. Cady image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 7, 2016
3. Patrolman William J. Cady
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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