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Patrolman Joseph L. Rauchut | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Joseph L. Rauchut

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, November 30, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 20493

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Joseph Rauchut was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while conducting a vehicle stop.

Patrolman Rauchut stopped a vehicle on the Queens side of the Kosciusko Bridge. While he was standing next to the vehicle he stopped, another vehicle struck his parked patrol car, forcing it into Patrolman Rauchut, killing him.

Patrolman Rauchut was assigned to Motorcycle Precinct 2, the present day Highway 2.

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Rauchut and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
November 22, 2015


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