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Sergeant Neil Gibbons | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Sergeant

Neil Gibbons

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, October 19, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Explosion

Incident Date: 10/15/1924

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Sergeant Gibbons and Patrolman John McGlynn 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 Sergeant Gibbons' and Patrolman McGlynn's 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.

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

Sergeant Gibbons was assigned to the Marine Divison.

He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Patrolman John J. McGlynn
New York City Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Saturday, October 18, 1924
Cause: Explosion

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