Patrolman John Steward

Patrolman John Steward

New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, December 20, 1859

John Steward

Patrolman Steward was killed in the collapse of a building at 54 and 56 Broad Street in Manhattan.

Patrolman Steward and several other patrolmen responded to the address after much of the building collapsed. Patrolman Steward was assigned a post near the front of the building. After taking his post the rest of the building collapsed, seriously injuring Patrolman Steward and killing a civilian. Patrolman Steward was removed to City Hospital where he died later that day from his injury.

Patrolman Steward was survived by his wife, two daughters and son.


  • Age 35
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Incident Details

  • Cause Structure collapse

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

Robyn Wilkes

December 14, 2015

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