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Patrolman William T. Vorden | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

William T. Vorden

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, November 15, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 8448

Cause: Heart attack

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Patrolman Vorden suffered a fatal heart attack after chasing after a runaway police horse.

Patrolman Vorden was on foot patrol in the area of the Polo Grounds when a police horse threw its rider at 155th Street and Eighth Avenue after being spooked. Patrolman Vorden, who was nearby, chased the horse to 125th Street and Eighth Avenue where he finally caught the horse. He collapsed several minutes later.

Patrolman Vorden He was assigned to Traffic Precinct C and had served with the New York City Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife.

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Vorden and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
November 10, 2015

 

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