Patrolman Harry Schiffries

Patrolman Harry Schiffries

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, January 17, 1947

Harry Schiffries

Patrolman Harry Schiffries was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for going through a red light.

Patrolman Schiffries stopped a vehicle at the corner of 67th Street and Park Avenue after he observed the car pass through a red light. After Patrolman Schiffries approached the vehicle, one of the occupants opened fire, striking him in the chest.

Patrolman Schiffries was taken to New York Hospital where he died from his wounds.

A suspect was apprehended and charged with murder two years later.

Patrolman Schiffries was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department’s Medal of Honor.

Patrolman Schiffries had served with the New York City Police Department for nine years and was assigned to the Motorcycle Squad 1 (present day Highway 1). He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 11003

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 17, 2012

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