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Patrolman Thomas J. Norton | New York Municipal Police Department, New York New York Municipal Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Thomas J. Norton

New York Municipal Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, December 19, 1881

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 2 years, 1 month

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/18/1881

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 4 years

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Patrolman Thomas Norton was shot and killed while attempting to arrest another officer for extortion. He had responded to the back of a store on Delancy Street after it was reported a man was attempting to extort another man. While attempting to remove the officer he was shot in the neck. His assailant was sentenced to four years for his conviction of manslaughter in the third degree.

Patrolman Norton had served with the New York Municipal Police Department for two years and was assigned to the 10th Precinct, the present day 7th Precinct.

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

Robyn Wilkes
December 13, 2015

 

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