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Patrolman Winthrop S. Paris | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Winthrop S. Paris

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 11, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 10600

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed by ptl. Paris

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Patrolman Winthrop Paris was shot and killed while off-duty when he confronted an armed burglary suspect in the building in which he lived.

The officer was alone in his apartment at approximately 1700 hours when he heard a commotion outside his door. Patrolman Paris grabbed his service revolver and went out into the hallway to investigate. In the hallway, he observed an armed burglar struggling with a female tenant of the building. Upon seeing Patrolman Paris, the suspect opened fire striking him twice in the chest. Patrolman Paris returned fire, Killing the suspect.

Patrolman Paris was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he died from his wounds.

He was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department's Medal of Honor for his actions.

The officer had served with the New York City Police Department for nine years, and is survived by his wife. He was assigned to the 30th Precinct.

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70 years later we remember your sacrifice. Rest In Peace Patrolman Paris. You acted in the finest tradition of the New York City Police Department. Fidelis Ad Mortem!

Tommy Barnes
Ret. NYPD
March 11, 2017

 

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