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Patrolman John Eagan | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


John Eagan

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, January 30, 1905

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Animal related

Incident Date: 1/17/1905

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Patrolman Eagan died from injuries he received when he was thrown from a horse drawn patrol wagon. The patrol wagon was en route to pick up an intoxicated man. At 135th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan a car frightened the horses pulling the wagon. The driver of the wagon was unable to gain control of the horses and horses started to run at a fast pace down 7th avenue swinging the patrol wagon from side to side. Patrolman Eagan, who was riding on the step of the wagon, was thrown off the wagon. He suffered a fractured skull and lacerations to both hands.

Patrolman Eagan was taken to Harlem Hospital, where he developed lockjaw from one of his hand wounds. He was moved to St. Luke's Hospital where part of his infected hand was removed, but his condition got worse and he died three days later from his injuries.

Patrolman Eagan had been with the agency for 25 years.

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Patrolman Eagan,
On today, the 112th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City.


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January 30, 2017


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