Patrolman John Starkey

Patrolman John Starkey

New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, January 20, 1864

John Starkey

Patrolman John Starkey was violently assaulted and beaten during the Civil War draft riots. He died from his injuries seven months later.

A total of four officers were killed in riots against President Abraham Lincoln's Civil War Draft.

Patrolman Starkey was assigned to the Central Office.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 16, 1863
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 145th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


November 7, 2009

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