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Street Signs Honoring Fallen West Orange Officers Unveiled

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Street signs in honor of two fallen West Orange police officers were unveiled in August at intersections within the township, including Mount Pleasant and Brennan Drive, Northfield Avenue and Brennan Drive and Mount Pleasant and Laird Drive.

These intersections now feature signs with the names Edward J. Brennan and Daniel B. Laird, the only two police officers to die in the line of duty in the West Orange Police department's 133-year history.

Brennan died on March 6, 1927, three days after the 10-year police veteran crashed his police motorcycle on Eagle Rock Avenue.

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The second officer, Patrolman Daniel Laird, died in an automobile accident while on duty on Oct. 28, 1946.

Both intersections are pictured above, courtesy of West Orange Township.

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