Remembering Deceased Officers

Police Unity Tour In Memory Picture

This page is dedicated to the memory of those men and women who proudly served as  members of the Westfield Police Department.

Their service to this community shall never be forgotten.


Lieutenant Thomas A. Catalon, Jr.*
Dates of Service: 01/01/1949 – 09/24/1980
Date of Death:  09/24/1980

Officer Richard W. Young*
Dates of Service: 06/21/1965 – 05/18/1983
Date of Death: 05/18/1983

Officer Ronald J. Brostek
Dates of Service: 05/17/1970 – 09/30/1979
Date of Death: 04/30/1985   

Officer William E. Greer
Dates of Service: 03/01/1953 – 03/31/1977
Date of Death: 03/19/1986      

Officer Donald C. Irwin
Dates of Service: 02/15/1970 – 12/31/1987
Date of Death: 05/05/1988

Lieutenant Martin L. Howarth
Dates of Service: 11/16/1944 – 10/31/1969
Date of Death: 09/07/1989    

Captain Earl L. Stutzman, Jr.*
Dates of Service: 06/22/1969 – 08/24/1992
Date of Death: 08/24/1992

Sergeant James D. Kansky
Dates of Service: 07/01/1960 – 04/30/1986
Date of Death: 01/10/1994

Officer Donald F. Lamendola
Dates of Service: 01/01/1965 – 04/30/1991
Date of Death: 02/08/1994    

Officer William “Billy” H. Lasseter
Dates of Service: 06/02/1974 – 04/30/1982
Date of Death: 09/18/1994

Lieutenant Donald Goettel
Dates of Service: 04/01/1946 – 03/31/1974
Date of Death: 02/08/1995

Detective Sergeant Wesley Moore, Sr.
Dates of Service: 04/16/1955 – 09/30/1985
Date of Death: 03/18/1995

Lieutenant James P. Geraghty
Dates of Service: 09/20/1960 – 09/30/1989
Date of Death: 10/24/1995

Chief James F. Moran
Dates of Service: 08/16/1951 – 06/30/1986
Date of Death: 08/02/1996

Detective Sergeant Nicholas R. Bettelli
Dates of Service: 11/01/1951 – 03/31/1978
Date of Death: 02/18/1997

Sergeant Norbert Koza, Sr.
Dates of Service: 11/01/1958 – 01/31/1974
Date of Death: 10/08/1999

Sergeant Earl S. Lambert, Sr.
Dates of Service: 09/01/1961 – 3/31/1986
Date of Death: 01/13/2005      

Lieutenant Bernard J. Mormelo
Dates of Service: 07/16/1951 – 03/31/1977
Date of Death: 04/07/2005     

Sergeant Gary DeChellis
Dates of Service: 07/09/1967 – 07/31/1992
Date of Death: 12/24/2005 

Officer Warren "Butch" L. Whitcombe, Jr.
Dates of Service: 05/01/1955 – 08/31/1981
Date of Death: 11/17/2007

Officer Craig J. Allen, Sr.
Dates of Service: 04/10/1966 – 04/30/1991
Date of Death: 01/04/2008    

Lieutenant Richard M. Shovlin
Dates of Service: 05/01/1959 – 11/15/1985
Date of Death: 05/07/2008

Lieutenant Floyd Hewitt
Dates of Service: 04/01/1950 – 03/30/1976
Date of Death: 01/08/2009 

Officer Donald L. “Click” Crosby
Dates of Service: 12/01/1956 – 04/30/1970
Date of Death: 08/26/2010

Chief Anthony J. Scutti
Dates of Service: 05/01/1959 – 01/31/2001
Date of Death: 02/01/2011

Officer John E. Garcia
Dates of Service: 6/02/1974 – 10/31/1978
Date of Death: 05/20/2012 

Detective Lieutenant Francis A. Brunelle, Jr.
Dates of Service: 09/03/1972 – 12/31/2007
Date of Death: 10/08/2012  

Officer Frank J. Crepeau
Dates of Service: 08/11/1952 – 12/31/1966
Date of Death: 11/25/2013

Deputy Chief Robert J. Bell, Sr.
Dates of Service: 12/01/1959 – 06/30/1987
Date of Death: 02/25/2014

Officer Charles A. Haller
Dates of Service: 06/28/1965 – 09/30/1997
Date of Death: 05/24/2014       

Officer Floyd W. Beane
Dates of Service: 07/16/1951 – 04/30/1988
Date of Death: 10/01/2014

Sergeant William H. Roeben
Dates of Service: 06/01/1953 – 07/31/1979
Date of Death: 10/04/2014

Detective Sergeant William C. Muth
Dates of Service: 08/16/1952 – 07/31/1981
Date of Death: 10/06/2014      

Officer Vincent W. Hatala
Dates of Service: 02/12/1984 – 07/31/2009
Date of Death: 07/12/2015 

Detective Edward T. Belford
Dates of Service: 08/20/1978 – 04/30/2005
Date of Death: 12/16/2015

Officer John “Jack” Burnham
Dates of Service: 05/01/1956 – 04/30/1981
Date of Death: 02/20/2017

Sergeant Donald A. Hann
Dates of Service: 11/01/1951 – 10/31/1976
Date of Death: 11/08/2017 

Detective Eric Lieberman*
Dates of Service: 01/29/1992 – 05/22/2018
Date of Death: 05/22/2018

Captain Alfred R. Vardalis
Dates of Service: 01/01/1949 – 08/31/1984
Date of Death: 07/11/2018

Detective Sergeant George A. Zhelesnik
Dates of Service: 11/01/1957 – 12/31/1982
Date of Death: 01/28/2020

Officer William H. Sampson
Dates of Service: 09/11/1966 – 09/30/1996
Date of Death: 12/02/2020

Officer Douglas A. Redden
Dates of Service: 09/08/1968 – 12/31/1993
Date of Death: 04/11/2021

* Denotes (off-duty) death while an active member of the department.