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Sergeant Thomas F.X. O'Grady | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


Thomas F.X. O'Grady

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, August 24, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 6227

Cause: Animal related

Incident Date: 8/20/1916

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Sergeant Thomas Francis O'Grady succumbed to injuries sustained five days earlier while responding to a report of a stabbing at Dexter Park in Queens.

As Sergeant O'Grady responded to the stabbing report, his Department horse, Bismarck, slipped on cobblestones at an intersection. Sergeant O'Grady was thrown from the horse, and the horse fell on top of him. Sergeant O'Grady suffered a fractured skull and other injuries as a result.

Sergeant O'Grady was transported to Saint Mary's Hospital where he remained until succumbing to his injuries four days later.

Sergeant O'Grady served with the New York City Police Department for 12 years and was assigned to the Mounted Squad at the Richmond Hill Precinct (102nd Precinct). He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Sgt. O'Grady,
On today, the 101st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 24, 2017


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