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Patrolman Robert S. McChesney | New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York

Patrolman

Robert S. McChesney

New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, October 19, 1867

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman McChesney was stabbed and killed as he attempted to arrest a intoxicated prostitute that was insulting pedestrians. When Patrolman Mcchesney placed his hand on the suspect, she turned quickly and stabbed Patrolman McChesney in the neck with a three bladed knife. Patrolman McChesney fell to the ground, but was able give the alarm rap, calling several Patrolman to the scene.

The first Patrolman to arrive arrested the suspect after a struggle in which she attempted to stab him. Two other responding Patrolman carried Patrolman McChesney to the hospital where he died.

Patrolman McChesney had been with the New York Metropolitan Police Force for just two months and seven days. He was assigned to the 8th Precinct, the modern day 1st Precinct, New York City Police Department.

Patrolman McChesney was survived by his wife.

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You showed grit and bravery that many wish they could have. You truly are a hero, Patrolman McChesney and I have no doubt you are resting comfortably in Heaven, though your services are sometimes required to help your fellow New York cops know the way.

God Bless and may you, on this 148th anniversary of your murder, rest eternally in peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
October 19, 2015

 

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