They gave their lives upholding our tradition of Honor, Duty, Fidelity.
Badge: # 318
Cause: Cycle Accident
Site: Rt. 29(now Rt. 22) North Plainfield, Somerset Co.
Stationed: Troop "B" Somerville
Service Time:4 years 11 months
Resided: Elizabeth, Union Co.
Michael J. Beylon was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 6, 1903. He attended St. Mary's School in Elizabeth. Prior to his enlistment in the New Jersey State Police, he was employed as a rigger with the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. He was also a member of Company "B", 114th Infantry, New Jersey National Guard, from 1923 to 1926. He resided in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey.
Trooper Beylon enlisted with the New Jersey State Police on March 16, 1927 as a member of the 14th State Police Class and he was assigned to Troop "A" and later to Troop "B", Somerville. His service with the New Jersey State Police was characterized by loyalty, fearless performance of duty and faithful and energetic devotion to the principles of the New Jersey State Police.
The death of Trooper Beylon resulted from injuries received in a motorcycle accident in the line of duty.
On the evening of February 22, 1932, Trooper Beylon was riding along State Highway 29 in North Plainfield Township when he ran into a car that had stopped suddenly. He lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown into the center of the highway where he was struck by another car coming in the opposite direction.
Trooper Beylon served 4 years and 11 months with the New Jersey State Police.
Trooper Beylon was survived by his parents, two brothers and four sisters. He was 29 years old.