Chief of Police

James Wardwell

NBPD Heroes

NBPD has been fortunate to have lost "only" two of our officers in the line of duty, out of the over 8,600 men and women who have worn the badge since 1871. They are remembered every year at our Police Memorial Day ceremony at NBPD during Police Week in May. The ceremony is open to the public. Below, find the story behind each of the officer's "last call" by clicking on their names.

Sgt. William J. Grabeck

Officer James Skelly


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