Watchman James P. Van Duzen

Watchman James P. Van Duzen

New York City Watch, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, June 25, 1839

James P. Van Duzen

Watchman Van Duzen died from injures he received when he fell through grating while attempting to rescue a citizen.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

Most Recent Reflection

View all 10 Reflections

Watchman Van Duzen, you are one of the pioneers of law enforcement in this nation and a shining example of what it means to put the life of another ahead of your own. You are truly a hero and on this 176th anniversary of your sacrifice, know that we who continue the good fight, salute you and honor your memory.

God Bless and may your rest continue to be peaceful for all eternity. God Bless you, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 25, 2015

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.