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Patrolman Benjamin Wallace | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Benjamin Wallace

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 8, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 12268

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Wallace died of wounds he received when he was shot while conducting an investigation.

Patrolman Wallace and another patrolman walked into a bar and grill located at 441 Lenox Avenue. Patrolman Wallace wanted to question a man that was seated at a table. This individual known by Patrolman Wallace had a criminal record.

When Wallace ordered the suspect to stand up, the man without warning drew a .32 caliber revolver and fired three times at point blank range at Patrolman Wallace. Patrolman Wallace, although shot, was able to return fire at his assailant who was in the process of getting away. The suspect died instantly.

Patrolman Wallace who was wounded in the abdomen and left forearm was rushed to Harlem Hospital in an patrol car. He died 6 days later from the wounds.

Patrolman Wallace had served with the New York City Police Department for 18 years during which time he received two Excellent Police Duty awards, five Commendations awards and one Honorable Mention award.

Patrolman Wallace was assigned to the 32nd Precinct.

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