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Patrolman Michael J. Speer | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Michael J. Speer

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, December 23, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 12601

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Patrolman Speer was struck and killed by an vehicle while directing traffic.

Patrolman Speer was directing traffic at the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Crown Street in Brooklyn. As he was standing in the street he was struck by a truck that was traveling west on Crown Street. The truck pushed Patrolman Speer into a passing Trolley, and pinned him against it.

Patrolman Speer was taken to Swedish Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Patrolman Speer had served with the New York City Police Department for five years and was assigned to the 71st Precinct. He was survived by his wife of ten months.

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Speer and his family. He may be gone but not forgotten. He will always be a New York hero.

Robyn Wilkes
December 18, 2015

 

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