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Watchman James P. Van Duzen | New York City Watch, New York New York City Watch, New York


James P. Van Duzen

New York City Watch, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 25, 1839

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Age: Not available

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Cause: Fall

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

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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


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