BHFD attends Memorial Service honoring Bedford PD Sergeant Thomas Wade
By Public Information Office
April 24, 2022

In recognition of National Police Memorial Week (May 11th - 17th, 2022) members of BHFD had the honor of attending the annual memorial service in memory of Bedford PD Sgt. Thomas Wade, who made the ultimate sacrifice on May 9, 1925.

Sergeant Thomas Wade was killed in a motorcycle crash while on traffic duty with a state motor vehicle inspector on State Route 35.

The inspector had stopped next to a vehicle to get information from the driver. Sergeant Wade swerved around the back of the stopped vehicle and struck the inspector's motorcycle. Sergeant Wade was transported to Northern Westchester Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries that night.

Sergeant Wade was a WWI veteran and had been with the Bedford Town Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.

Photo Credit: Bedford Town Supervisor Ellen Calves / Bedford Hills Lions Club / WH Keiser & Co.