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.
Officer Rank: Chief of Police
Memorial Panel: 14-E: 25
Department: Bernardsville, New Jersey, P.D.
Years of Service: 5