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Patrolman Bernard Sherry | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Bernard Sherry

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, May 3, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1932

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Officer Sherry was shot and killed during a robbery in progress at a tavern on Third Avenue in Manhattan. Two men burst into the tavern as a third man acted as a lookout. Officer Sherry, who was off duty and patronizing the tavern, immediately drew his weapon and exchanged shots with the two men.

At the sound of gunfire the third man came into the tavern and shot Officer Sherry, mortally wounding him. One of the suspects was shot and killed by Officer Sherry. The other two were arrested, convicted of murder, and executed on July 15, 1932.

Officer Sherry was assigned to the 15th Precinct, the present day Midtown South Precinct.

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Rest in peace, Bernard Sherry.

Jane Sherry Gardner
August 13, 2014

 

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