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


Charles L. Horn

New York 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 Charles Horn was stabbed by a suspect after arresting another man for disorderly conduct at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn.

After Patrolman Horn made an arrest, a second subject approached Patrolman Horn and attempted to free the arrested subject. Patrolman Horn placed the second subject under arrest and took both suspects to a call box.

As Patrolman Horn was calling the station, the subject 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 subject until other officers arrived. When back up officers arrived the subject attempted to stab them, but the officers were able to disarm him and take him into custody.

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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Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo
October 10, 2017


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