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Sergeant Michael F. Brophy | Utica Police Department, New York Utica Police Department, New York

Sergeant

Michael F. Brophy

Utica Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, December 27, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by streetcar

Incident Date: 12/18/1918

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Sergeant Michael Brophy died from injuries sustained when he was struck by a streetcar 10 days earlier while directing traffic. After the injury Sergeant Brophy was taken to a local hospital where he contracted pneumonia and gangrene, resulting in the amputation of both of his feet.

Sergeant Brophy had served with the Utica Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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I said a little prayer today for Sergeant Brophy and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
December 13, 2015

 

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