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Patrolman John J. Sherman | New York Police Department, New York New York Police Department, New York


John J. Sherman

New York Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 1, 1891

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Razor

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Patrolman John Sherman's throat was cut as he attempted to arrest a suspect for disorderly conduct.

Patrolman Sherman was summoned to 142-44 West 105th Street in Manhattan in the report of a disorderly male. When Patrolman Sherman attempted to arrest the man, the subject grabbed a razor and cut Patrolman Sherman's throat, killing him. When backup officers arrived they stopped the suspect as he was attempting to escape the scene.

The man was convicted of Patrolman Sherman's murder and was sentenced to death on February 3rd, 1892.

Patrolman Sherman had served with the New York Police Department for five years and was assigned to the 26th Precinct, the present day 24th Precinct. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo
September 1, 2017


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