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Patrolman Austin H. Easterbrook | New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York


Austin H. Easterbrook

New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, February 6, 1864

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Animal related

Incident Date: 1/28/1864

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Patrolman Austin Easterbrook died of injuries he received while trying to stop a runaway horse.

A pair of horses attached to a horse drawn buggie were frightened and broke loose on Broadway near 14th Street in Manhattan. Patrolman Easterbrook attempted to stop the horses before they injured anyone. While attempting to do this, Patrolman Easterbrook was severely injured. He was removed to the hospital, where he died eight days later from his injuries.

Patrolman Easterbrook was assigned to what is the present day 25th Precinct.

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RIP Officer, You were a hero Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
February 6, 2012


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