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Patrolman James I. Young | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

James I. Young

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 12, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 25 years

Badge # 7572

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Florida

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended but released due to lack of

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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.

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RIP and may the soul of James Young rest in Heaven.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police
July 26, 2016

 

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