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Patrolman Donald Rainey | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Donald Rainey

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 29, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 2096

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 9/28/1965

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Patrolman Rainey died of wounds received when he was accidentally shot by other officers while he was off duty when he was mistaken for an offender.

Patrolman Rainey was inside a café when a dispute began. He drew his weapon and was shot by two patrolman who responded to the report of the dispute. Patrolman Rainey was taken to Roosevelt Hospital where he died the following day.

Patrolman Rainey was assigned to the Auto Crimes Unit and had been with the agency for six years.

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Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo
September 29, 2017


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