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Roundsman Lawrence J. Phelan | Brooklyn Police Department, New York Brooklyn Police Department, New York


Lawrence J. Phelan

Brooklyn Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 27, 1876

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 19 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 4/16/1870

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: Not available

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Roundsman Phelan died of injuries he received six years earlier when he was struck on the head with an paving stone.

Roundsman Phelan was struck in the head with a paving stone while assisting in a U.S. Government raid on a illegal whiskey still at the corner of Hudson Avenue and Plymouth Street.

Roundsman Phelan had served with the Brooklyn Police Department for 19 years, and was assigned to the 2nd Precinct (present day 84th Precinct).

Roundsman Phelan was survived by his wife.

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Phelan 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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