Officer Rank: Chief of Police
Memorial Panel: 14-E: 25
Department: Bernardsville, New Jersey, P.D.
End of Watch: September 8, 1931
Years of Service: 5
Description: Chief Cavanaugh was conducting an investigation at the scene of a fire when he was shot multiple times from ambush by an intoxicated man. The man was angry that Chief Cavanaugh had issued a motor vehicle summons to his wife. The man was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.