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Patrolman John J. Clancy | Brooklyn Police Department, New York Brooklyn Police Department, New York

Patrolman

John J. Clancy

Brooklyn Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, September 1, 1890

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 3 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 8/2/1890

Weapon: Blunt object; Bat

Offender: Sentenced to life

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

Patrolman Clancy had just cleared the corner of 3rd Avenue and Carroll Street and was talking with the local butcher when the suspect 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.

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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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