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Roundsman Thomas Gallagher | New York Municipal Police Department, New York New York Municipal Police Department, New York

Roundsman

Thomas Gallagher

New York Municipal Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, November 6, 1882

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 10/22/1882

Weapon: Blunt object; Rock

Offender: Not available

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Roundsman Thomas Gallagher succumbed to wounds received two weeks earlier when he was struck on the head by a rock.

Roundsman Gallagher arrested a man for disorderly conduct and was walking him to the station house. A mob attacked Patrolman Gallagher in an attempt to free his prisoner. A person in the mob threw a stone which struck Roundsman Gallagher in the head, seriously injuring him.

Patrolman Gallagher died two week later from his injuries.

Roundsman Gallgher was assigned to the 23rd Precinct, the present day 20th Precinct.

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Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo
November 6, 2017

 

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