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Patrolman Charles L. Horn | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Charles L. Horn

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, October 8, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 9/30/1900

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Charged with murder

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Patrolman Horn was stabbed by a suspect after arresting another man for disorderly conduct at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn. The suspect approached Patrolman Horn and attempted to free the suspect just arrested for disorderly conduct. Patrolman Horn placed the second suspect under arrest and took both suspects to a call box.

As Patrolman Horn was calling the station the suspect who had tried to free the disorderly man drew a knife and stabbed Patrolman Horn in the abdomen. Patrolman Horn was able to hold the suspect until other officers arrived. When back up officers arrived the suspect attempted to stab them, but he was clubbed to the ground.

Patrolman Horn was removed to the hospital where he died a week later from the wound.

Patrolman Horn was assigned to the 54th Precinct, the present day 81st Precinct. He had served with the Police Department for 5 years.

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

Robyn Wilkes
October 6, 2015


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