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Patrolman John Kavanaugh | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

John Kavanaugh

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, November 10, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: 31 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

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Patrolman Kavanaugh was struck and killed by a train while keeping watch on a train yard after a rash of freight car robberies. He was on his beat near West 99th Street when he was struck by a New York Central Railroad train. His body was found in bushes approximately 10 feet from the tracks.

Patrolman Kavanaugh was assigned to the West 100th Street Station, the present day 24th Precinct. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Kavanaugh and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
November 4, 2015

 

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