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Patrolman John J. McGlynn | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

John J. McGlynn

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, October 18, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 29 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Explosion

Incident Date: 10/15/1924

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Patrolman McGlynn and Sergeant Neil Gibbons died of injuries they received when the engine on their patrol boat exploded. Patrolman McGlynn had just finished refueling the boat and had started the engine when this occurred.

Fire from the explosion caught Patrolman McGlynn and Sergeant Gibbons' clothing and set them on fire. The force of the explosion also threw both officers into the river. They were rescued from the water by a third patrolman who was also on the boat, but who was only slightly injured in the explosion.

Patrolman McGlynn and Sergeant Gibbons were taken to Bellevue Hospital where they both later died from their injuries.

Patrolman McGlynn was assigned to the Marine Division.

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Sergeant Neil Gibbons
New York City Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Sunday, October 19, 1924
Cause: Explosion

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