Patrolman Joseph John Pelosi

Patrolman Joseph John Pelosi

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, December 8, 1924

Joseph John Pelosi

Patrolman Joseph Pelosi struck and killed by a car while riding his police bicycle.

He was escorting an ambulance on Queens Boulevard when he was struck and fatally injured. He was transported to St. John's Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries one week later.

Patrolman Pelosi was assigned to the Newton Station (modern day 60th Precinct) and had only served with the agency for 4 days. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 4 days
  • Badge 12174

Incident Details

  • Cause Bicycle accident
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 4, 1924


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My grandmother is Grace Pelosi and was married my grandfather Roland Martiny. Patrolman Joseph Pelosi was her brother. My cousin, James Pelosi ( Police Officer assigned to the 113 PCT) was given the shield number of Joseph Pelosi after completing the NYPD Police Academy. Jimmy, unfortunately passed away before he could retire from the NYPD.

I am a 25 year veteran of the NYPD and had the privilege to retire from the 113 Squad in 2016. With much regret, I was unable to ever work with Jimmy, and like his uncle left this world far too soon. God Speed, Jimmy and Joseph Pelosi, you are not forgotten.

Ron Martiny


January 8, 2018

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