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Patrolman Artemus L. Fish | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Artemus L. Fish

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 18, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Animal related

Incident Date: Not available

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Patrolman Artemus Fish died of lock jaw caused by internal injuries he received when he was thrown from a horse while on patrol.

Patrolman Fish was on horse back patrol on Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn when he was thrown from his horse. The horse then stepped on Patrolman Fish, causing internal injuries. Those injuries caused an infection that lead to Patrolman Fish's death.

Patrolman Fish had served with the New York City Police Department for three years and was assigned to the Prospect Park Precinct. He was survived by his wife, parents, and two sisters and is buried at Highland Cemetery in Sidney Center, New York.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 18, 2015

 

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