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Patrolman Anthony V. Tornatore | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Anthony V. Tornatore

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, January 9, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 10 months

Badge # 3888

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/6/1938

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never arrested

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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.

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Patrolman Edward P. Lynch
New York City Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Tuesday, December 7, 1937
Cause: Gunfire

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Edward Tornatore, my grandfather was Edward P. Lynch. Our grandfathers did die as heros. I am thankful for your grandfather's service and his ultimate sacrifice.

Lori Williams
Granddaughter of Edward P Lynch
March 8, 2013

 

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