Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 25 years
Badge # 7572
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Apprehended but released due to lack of
Patrolman James Young was shot and killed by a robbery suspect while off-duty and on vacation in Hollywood, Florida.
He was in Florida and visiting a friend when a man knocked on the door of the apartment they were staying in. When Patrolman Young answered the door, the man attempted to rob him. Patrolman Young was killed in an exchange of gunfire.
The suspect was later arrested in New York City, but was released due to a lack of evidence.
Patrolman Young was posthumously awarded the New York City Police Department's Medal of Honor for his actions.
Patrolman Young had served with the New York City Police Department for 25 years and was assigned to Mounted Squad 2. He was survived by his daughter.