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Detective Isadore Astel | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Isadore Astel

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 11, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 1461

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/23/1936

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Astel succumbed to gunshot wounds received eight months earlier when he interrupted a robbery in a store. He was able to return fire and killed one of the three suspects. Detective Astel was taken to a local hospital where he remained until his death.

While in the hospital he received the NYPD Combat Cross and was promoted to Detective 3rd Grade.

The two suspects escaped, but were apprehended and plead guilty to second degree murder. One was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison and the other was sentenced to 6 to 25 years in prison.

Detective Astel had served with the New York City Police Department for eight years and was assigned to the 25th Precinct's MODD Squad. He was survived by his wife and child.

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Rest in eternal peace my brother. You have served your city well, and are a true hero. God bless you and your family.

N.Y.PD. Lt. Ray Flores
August 11, 2016


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