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Patrolman William J. Rooney | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

William J. Rooney

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, June 20, 1942

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # 15300

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 8 years

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Patrolman Rooney was shot and killed by another officer who was intoxicated while on duty.

Patrolman Rooney was in the patrol car with the officer at Amsterdam Avenue and West 140th Street and arguing with the officer over his intoxicated state. The other officer shot Patrolman Rooney in both legs. He was transported to Harlem Hospital where he died of his wounds a short time later.

The suspect was convicted of first degree manslaughter and sentenced to 4 to 8 years in prison.

Patrolman Rooney was assigned to the 30th Precinct. He was survived by his wife.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 21, 2015

 

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