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Constable John Cahill | Haverstraw Village Police Department, New York Haverstraw Village Police Department, New York

Constable

John Cahill

Haverstraw Village Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 15, 1905

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/15/1905

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Not available

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Constable John Cahill was shot and killed while attempting to search two men for weapons.

He and another officer had received reports that several men would be armed and went to the location. After searching and releasing several pairs of men they asked one additional pair if they had any guns. One of the men stepped back and immediately opened fire, striking Constable Cahill in the head and torso.

The other officer returned fire as the suspects fled the scene.

Constable Cahill was survived by his wife and six children.

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

Robyn Wilkes
August 13, 2013

 

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