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Patrolman David Gourley | New York Municipal Police Force, New York New York Municipal Police Force, New York

Patrolman

David Gourley

New York Municipal Police Force, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, November 5, 1854

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 11/3/1854

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Gourley succumbed to stab wounds he received two days earlier while walking a prisoner to the station house.

As Patrolman Gourley was walking the prisoner to the station, one of the prisoners friends attempted to stop him. The man told the officer that no friend of his was to be arrested. Patrolman Gourley was then stabbed in the cheek. He attempted to take this suspect into custody, but was stabbed again, this time in the side.

The suspect was taken into custody by another officer who came upon the scene.

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Gourley 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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