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Patrolman Stephen P. Hardenbrook | New York Municipal Police Force, New York New York Municipal Police Force, New York


Stephen P. Hardenbrook

New York Municipal Police Force, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 15, 1857

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Fled the scene

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Patrolman Stephen Hardenbrook died after being stabbed with a 5-inch long dagger while attempting to arrest two burglars.

Patrolman Hardenbrook was on foot patrol at 0100 hours when he observed the two men coming from a closed clothing store at 295 West Street holding clothing. When he attempted to arrest the subjects, one of the men fled and the other began to struggle. The second suspect returned and stabbed Patrolman Hardenbrook as the Patrolman struggled with the first subject. Both men then fled.

A Patrolman found Patrolman Haldenbrook lying on the sidewalk and took him to his home, where he succumbed to his wound approximately three hours later.

Patrolman Hardenbrook served with the New York Municipal Police Force for three years and was assigned to the 9th Ward (present day 6th Precinct). He was survived by his wife and child.

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Patrolman Hardenbrook,
On today, the 159th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


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April 15, 2016


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