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Police Officer John A. Patwell | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Police Officer

John A. Patwell

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, June 15, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 12098

Cause: Accidental

Incident Date: 6/1/1980

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Police Officer John Patwell succumbed to injuries sustained when he struck his head while entering his patrol car.

He was entering his patrol car at the corner of East Tremont Avenue and Purdy Street, the Bronx, when he struck the right side of his head on the car. Officer Patwell was admitted to St. Francis hospital the following day and died 15 days later from the injury.

Officer Patwell had served with the New York City Police Department for 15 years and was assigned to the 43rd Precinct. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your ID CARD Photo. I found this photo Online in a article about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit
February 5, 2016


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