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Detective Sergeant John J. Sheridan | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Detective Sergeant

John J. Sheridan

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 16, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Three acquitted at trial

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Detective Sheridan was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a gang of burglars working in the Long Island City area. Detective Sheridan was assigned to plain cloths in an attempt to capture the suspect. When he and his partner spotted two suspicious men coming off Orchard Street and crossing over Henry Street Detective Sheridan sent his partner to head off the suspects. While his partner was gone, Detective Sheridan had a confrontation with the suspect in which he was shot and killed. Detective Sheridan was able to draw his service weapon, but it failed to fire when he pulled the trigger.

After a large manhunt three suspect were arrested and charged with murder but all were acquitted at a trial.

Detective Sheridan had been with the agency for 25 years and was survived by his son and daughter. He was assigned to the 75th Precinct in Long Island City, which is the present day 108th Precinct.

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You are not and never will be forgotten. Rest in peace, sir.

Lydia Uribe
Winnetka, CA
November 27, 2015


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