Patrolman John J. Clancy

Patrolman John J. Clancy

Brooklyn Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, September 1, 1890

John J. Clancy

Patrolman Clancy died of injuries he sustained when he was assaulted by a man he had previously arrested.

Patrolman Clancy was on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Carroll Street speaking with the local butcher when a male walked up behind Patrolman Clancy and struck him in the head with a baseball bat. Patrolman Clancy was taken to Seney Hospital where he died one month later from his wounds, which included a fractured skull.

The suspect was arrested and charged with murder. He was convicted after a trial and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Clancy had served with the Brooklyn Police Department for 3 1/2 years and was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 2, 1890
  • Weapon Blunt object; Bat
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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

Robyn Wilkes

September 1, 2009

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