Patrolman William Heaviside

Patrolman William Heaviside

New York Municipal Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, January 18, 1883

William Heaviside

Patrolman William Heaviside died from an infection he contracted after being bitten by a sick person he was attempting to aid.

Patrolman Heaviside was called to the corner of James Street and Cherry Street, in Manhattan, to aid a person having a seizure. While attending to and aiding the person, Patrolman Heaviside was bitten on the right hand. The hand became infected and swollen soon after. As time passed, the infection got worse and doctors informed Patrolman Heaviside that he was have to have his hand amputated. Patrolman Heaviside refused to have the surgery and died 11 months after being bitten.

Patrolman Heaviside was assigned to the 4th Precinct, which is the present day 5th Precinct.

Bio

  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Wednesday, February 8, 1882

communicable disease

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 128th anniversary 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.

Time never dimishes respect, not even 128 years.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

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January 18, 2011

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