Bio & Incident Details
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Cause: Animal related
Incident Date: 1/28/1864
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.