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Patrolman John Fuchs | Morrisania Police Department, New York Morrisania Police Department, New York


John Fuchs

Morrisania Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 4, 1866

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman John Fuchs was shot and killed while attempting to settle a dispute between a homeowner and firemen.

The firemen were playing a Fourth of July baseball game and had repeatedly hit the ball into the flower-garden of a private home. When the homeowner threatened the firemen with a shotgun, Patrolman Fuchs was sent to the scene. When Patrolman Fuchs attempted to remove the shotgun and make an arrest, he was shot in the chest.

Patrolman Fuchs was a member of the Town of Morrisania Police Department, which merged with the New York City Police Department in 1874. The area where Patrolman Fuchs was killed is now covered by the 42nd Precinct.

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It is now 150 years. Your sacrifice is remembered and you are honored today as a true hero.

As always, RIP and God Bless, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
July 4, 2016


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