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Patrolman Horatio Sanger | New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York


Horatio Sanger

New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, November 22, 1857

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Officer's nightstick

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Horatio Sanger was killed when he was hit in the head by his own nightstick by a suspect he was arresting.

Patrolman Sanger had responded to a disturbance on Bleeker Street and was arresting a suspect when that suspect took Patrolman Sanger’s nightstick and struck him in the head with it killing him instantly.

The suspect was later arrested by other officers.

Patrolman Sanger was assigned to the 9th Precinct, the present day 6th Precinct.

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

Robyn Wilkes
November 19, 2015


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