Mourning the Passing of Sheriff Ralph Froehlich

Statement by Mayor Colleen Mahr, Fanwood Democratic Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, Union County Democratic Committee, on the passing of Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich:


"I am saddened by the passing of Sheriff Froehlich, a champion of law enforcement and public safety whose influence touched all of us in Fanwood and across Union County. His leadership in the ongoing struggle to reduce gun violence by supporting Mayors Against Illegal Guns was an inspiration to me and many others. He will be greatly missed."

Statement by Union County Democratic Chairman Jerry Green:

“It is with profound sadness that we note the passing of a legend in Union County, Sheriff Ralph Froehlich. Words simply fail to adequately describe the impact Ralph had on the safety of residents in Union County and New Jersey. His tenacious dedication to expanding child safety programs, developing state-of-the-art anti-terrorism techniques, and advocating for tough gun control measures are but only a few of his amazing accomplishments. All combined, these efforts led him to being internationally recognized as one of the most prolific law enforcement innovators to serve the public.


For decades, Union County Democrats pointed with pride at Ralph Froehlich as an example of our best mixture of professionalism, dedication, and humanity. He will be forever remembered as a hard-working, compassionate public servant who put our public safety above all else. He had already achieved legendary status while still in office, and he will keep it in perpetuity.

I will dearly miss my friend and colleague, Ralph Froehlich. The thoughts and prayers of Democrats across Union County are with Marlene Froehlich and all of Ralph’s family.”