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Patrolman Harold Ormsby | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Harold Ormsby

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 24, 1925

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Escaped

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Patrolman Harold Ormsby was killed when his Motorcycle stuck a police booth and he was thrown to the ground, while in pursuit of a violator.

Patrolman Ormsby attempted to stop the motorist and when he increased his speed Patrolman Ormsby gave chase. As they entered the turn near Fort Hamilton Parkway the suspect’s car tilted over on two wheels and Patrolman Ormsby was traveling at such a speed that he was unable to control his motorcycle in the turn and crashed. Patrolman Ormsby was rushed to a local hospital, but died of his injuries.

Patrolman Ormsby had been with the agency for 10 years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 24, 2012


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