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Patrolman Christian L. Kirkegard | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Christian L. Kirkegard

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 20, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1872

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 10/16/1929

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Patrolman Kirkegard was struck by an automobile and severely injured while guarding gasoline supply trucks during a drivers strike. Patrolman Kirkegard was removed to Post Graduate Hospital where he died the next month.

Patrolman Kirkegard was a WWI veteran of the 77th Division in France. He was survived by his wife and four children. He was assigned to Motorcycle Unit 1, the present day Highway 1.

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Kirkegard and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
November 19, 2015

 

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