Patrolman Mosher Burnham

Patrolman Mosher Burnham

Lansingburgh Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, October 23, 1881

Mosher Burnham

Patrolman Mosher Burnham was shot and killed after interrupting a burglary in progress.

He started to pursue the subjects on foot when one of them opened fire as he came around the corner, striking him in the abdomen.

Patrolman Burnham had served with the Lansingburgh Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Burnham,
On today, the 135th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lansingburgh. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 23, 2016

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