Thursday, July 2, 2009

Borough Police Chief dies on vacation

Anthony Frederico, chief of the Princeton Borough Police Department and a 29-year veteran of the force, died late Sunday evening while on vacation in Maine. He was 55.

"We don't know the exact cause," Borough Administrator Robert Bruschi told the Princeton Packet. "It was very sudden and very quick."

Frederico began his career in law enforcement in 1978 by serving for two years as a
proctor with the University's Department of Public Safety.

After joining the department in 1980 as a patrol officer, Frederico served as a sergeant, lieutenant and captain before being named chief in 2005. He had announced tentative plans to retire in July of next year.