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Patrolman Lawrence A. Ward | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Lawrence A. Ward

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, May 6, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # 11782

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/4/1934

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Lawrence Ward succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier when he and another officer confronted three suspicious men in front of 322 East 10th Street, in Manhattan, at approximately 3:00 am.

Patrolman Ward followed two of the men into the building, where he was shot twice. He was transported to a local hospital where he died two days later.

Two suspects wanted for his murder were located in a subway station attempting to escape. They opened fire one a patrolman, seroiusly wounding him. One of the men was shot and killed by other officers and the other committed suicide.

Patrolman Ward was assigned to the 23rd Precinct.

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God bless you and your family Sir.

Donald Ward
July 7, 2016


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