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Patrolman John P. D. Briggs | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York


John P. D. Briggs

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Saturday, December 23, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 28 years

Badge # 10101

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Patrolman Briggs was struck and killed by an auto as he crossed Lexington Avenue at 96th Street, Manhattan.

Patrolman Briggs was taken to Beth David Hospital where he was found to have a broken collarbone and a fractured skull. Patrolman Briggs died several hours later while in surgery.

Patrolman Briggs had served with the New York City Police Department for 28 years and was survived by his wife, son and two daughters. He was assigned to the 23rd Precinct.

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Briggs and his family. He may be gone but not forgotten. He will always be a New York hero.

Robyn Wilkes
December 18, 2015


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