Patrolman Anthony V. Tornatore

Patrolman Anthony V. Tornatore

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, January 9, 1938

Anthony V. Tornatore

Patrolman Anthony Tornatore was shot and killed by a murder and burglary suspect in the Bronx.

Following the shooting death of Patrolman Edward Lynch, a foot post was assigned in the raea where Patrolman Lynch had lived in an attempt to capture the suspect that was implicated in several local burglaries and the murder of Patrolman Lynch.

At approximately 8:15 pm, Patrolman Tornatore observed a man running towards him with a barking dog chasing him at the intersection of Astor Avenue and Young Avenue. Patrolman Tornatore drew his weapon but before he could fire he was shot by the same suspect that had murdered Patrolman Lynch one month earlier. He died of his wounds three days later. The suspect was never arrested.

Patrolman Tornatore had served with the New York City Police Department for 10 months. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge 3888

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 6, 1938
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never arrested

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Rest in peace hero.

Lt. Jim Russo

December 7, 2017

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