Haverford Township police officer, 39, dies of sudden illness

A seven-year veteran of the Haverford Township Police Department has died after a sudden illness.

Officer William Albertus, 39, of Newtown Square, Delaware County passed away on Sunday.



He leaves behind a wife and three children.

Officials have not released any further information on the illness.

The police department says a viewing will take place on Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church located at 617 S. Providence Road in Wallingford.

A second viewing will take place on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with the funeral mass following at 11 a.m. at St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church.

Burial will immediately follow at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery located at 1600 S. Sproul Road in Springfield.

Many including fellow police departments around the region have taken to social media to express their condolences.

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