Sergeant John Thomas Hart, Sr.

Sergeant John Thomas Hart, Sr.

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch Monday, September 9, 2002

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John Thomas Hart, Sr.

Sergeant John Hart suffered a fatal heart attack while supervising prison work crews that were assisting in fighting forest fires on Sleeping Beauty Mountain, in Fort Anne, New York.

He was hiking up the mountain to check on one of the work crews when he collapsed.

Sergeant Hart had served with the New York State Department of Correctional Services for 24 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Sgt. Hart,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

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September 9, 2022

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